This antique Dutch 14ct Gold Carnelian portrait intaglio ring is a gorgeous and refined ring. A deeply engraved Hellenistic-style portrait of a woman takes centre stage, making this a fine find for those who love classical jewellery.
This stunning antique ring is the perfect combination of an angular rectangle features with a romantic classical bust. The Carnelian is a delicious hue of deep orange adding a pop of warmth to a ring stack on a drab morning.
ERA: Late Victorian / Early Edwardian
RING SIZE: UK Size N / US Size 6 & 1/2
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MEASUREMENTS: Carnelian 12mm long x 10mm wide.
Ring shank graduates from 2mm at the back to 6mm wide.
MATERIALS: Solid 14ct Gold, Carnelian / Cornelian.
HALLMARKS: Stamped with Netherlands Oak Leaf for 14ct Gold (1906-1953) but due to the style of the ring shank we believe that it was crafted in the late 19th century and hallmarked at a later date. Maker's Mark "HDZ" for Drijfhout & Zn.
EXCELLENT: This antique Dutch 14ct Gold Carnelian portrait intaglio ring is fabulous in every way. The intaglio is immaculate, with no signs of chips or wear to the Carnelian. The unusual angular shank is also secure, free of dents or dings and with crisp, clear elegant lines that amps up the dimension of this piece. The Dutch leaf hallmark is also easy to decipher, making this a rare treasure to have in your collection.