Double Sided Intaglio Ring
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- An ancient, double-sided intaglio is set in this handsome gentleman's ring
- Carved of hardstone, the intaglio would have been used to seal important documents with wax
- For centuries, intaglios have been signs of their owners' wealth and importance
- Set in gold, this intaglio is an impressive example of this ancient practice
This elegant gold gentleman's ring is set with an ancient, double-sided intaglio carved of hardstone. Gemstone intaglios were signs of their owners' wealth and importance for centuries, and many were used to seal important documents with wax impression, a practice which cut down on forgery. To find such an impressive example, carved on both sides, is truly remarkable.