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Victorian?
by: Anonymous

Judging by the prongs, I'm going to guess Victorian era. It'd be interesting to see the shank part of the ring or if there are any markings on the inside.

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Carnelian ring
by: Anonymous

I too have a carnelian ring...mine is square. Not raised carving but rather inverted carving set in 14k gold square setting with small diamonds on all 4 sides. When held to the light mine is almost translucent.

I think it was a man's ring but I wear it getting wonderful comments. The carving is very fine and almost feathery roman soldier...reminds me of a Swiss Guard at the Vatican.

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Similar Ring
by: DW92

I too have a similar ring my grandfather wore, and my father, now I do. Your ring bears the closest resemblence but is not identical in anyway. If I figure out how to upload a picture I will. Appreciate the comments made on your ring as the links provided helped as well. Will check back some other time.

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reply to susanne
by: Anonymous

I posted another titled "symbol on side of cameo ring" so you could see the symbol. Your help would be great!

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Roman Soldier Cameo Ring
by: Anonymous

Hi Erin

what a beautiful ring - here's some info on finger rings that might be useful to you or anyone for that matter interested in old finger rings.


the original christian centuries rings were often worn as a mark of rank. it was assumed by kings, ecclesiastical dignitaries and others to indicate their rank or office whereas in Roman times it was worn not only to distinguish rank and office but to distinguish a whole class of society - it indicated wealth or social status by the value of its material or workmanship, much like today. I came across a roman soldier INTAGLIO ring that I thought might be interesting, as you can see the difference between the intaglio and the cameo carving.


if the material is stone, it might be carnelian. The carving of the soldier in side relief is so detailed, it makes me wonder if it is made from softer material like gutta-percha, and if it is indeed stone, then the carver was very good indeed, the detail is exquisite.

I just thought I would add a link of a men's carnelian roman soldier ring for you to compare. I personally think your roman soldier is better looking ;-)



The band looks like silver, and if there are any markings that you can see, it would help to confirm the date.


Regards
Susanne




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