William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold
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An antique, Victorian-era ring set with a fine hardstone cameo, carved in the likeness of William Shakespeare. The cameo's field is red (carnelian), and the figure in relief is white. Here, Shakespeare is depicted with a kempt renaissance beard . . . his hairline is receding and his hair hangs in mid-length curls . . . he wears a shirt with a poet's collar, open at the neck. This cameo is beautifully carved and well-preserved; it is set into a smooth, heavy bezel. The setting is simple and clean, with subtly collared shoulders. The square shank tapers very slightly. Metal is 18k yellow gold. Marked 18ct. A wonderful, rarely found carving of The Bard, in an enviable minimalist setting. Timeless and relevant.
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Ring head measures 15.3 mm x 11.75 mm. Ring shank measures approx 2.6 mm at the shoulder, tapering to approx 1.8 mm at the back.