9ct Philosopher Carnelian Cameo Ring

The Curio


A sophisticated 19th century cameo of a philosopher in classical garb with a robust beard, this gentleman is both distinguished and wonderfully rendered. Seemingly impossible to construct in this small scale, this delicate carnelian cameo boasts a true character face seen in profile with a knowing eye glancing to the east. We seldom find small scale cameos of this quality.

Materials and Features: 

9ct gold, carnelian


19th century, English




Weight: 2.44 grams

Dimensions: 15mm x 10mm ring face

Ring size: 6.5 US

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

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9ct Philosopher Carnelian Cameo Ring

Sale price Price $750.00 Regular price