Carved gems and stones have been an integral part of jewelry history for millennia. Objects incorporating such design work have ranged from seal rings to Cartier’s Tutti Frutti pieces.
Bringing the archaic art into a more modern era is this 14k yellow gold ring featuring an emerald cut amethyst of 8.5 carats (18 by 12.8 mm) with an intaglio carving of the right profile of a classical woman.
Complete with diadem and ancient hairstyle, the light lilac purple gem is claw set at the corners.
The profile of the mount is reminiscent of an ancient Egyptian chair used to transport the Pharaohs from one site to another. Ornate and intricate with curves and bends, the under-gallery is constructed in such a manner as to display the amethyst to its best advantage.
Above split shoulders two (2) single cut diamonds of .025 carats each, total of .05 carats (I-J color; SI1-2 clarity) float in pentagonal shaped bezels of 14k white gold.