William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold

$ 1,750.00 

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William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold
William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold
William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold
William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold

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.

Materials

18k gold
Hardstone (agate)

Age

c. 1860

Condition 

Excellent

Size

US 6

This ring can be easily re-sized; to add custom sizing to your order, visit our services page.

Dimensions

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.

 

William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold
William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold
William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold
William Shakespeare Hardstone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold