This heavy 18ct gold signet ring features a late 18th-early 19th century intaglio of Ceres, the Roman goddess of the harvest. She holds scythe in her left hand while balancing a cornucopia on her right hip, which glows with promise of a bountiful harvest. We are especially excited about this example because it marries two distinct periods of jewelry construction that are seldom found entwined: the early delicate carving of the intaglio highlights the Roman revival of the early 19th century while the robust, wildly detailed setting pays tribute to 1960’s post modernist lines. The special surprise of rose cut diamonds hidden under the intaglio in the gallery reminds the viewer that the ring was made for this special jewel. The rose cut diamonds, which were seldom used in this period, honor the ancient nature of Ceres and compliment her with a subtle glimmer. Truly a one of a kind treasure.
Materials and Features:
18ct, hardstone, diamonds
Circa 1960’s-1980’s, original intaglio is circa the 19th century, English with American setting
Weight: 12.67 grams
Dimensions: 18mm x 13mm ring face; 12mm x 9mm hardstone
Ring size: 5.5 US
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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18ct Vintage Ceres Hardstone Intaglio Ring with Diamonds