This antique seal has been mounted in
18 karat gold ring.
The art of glyptics, carving on
semiprecious stones, is probably one
oldest art forms known to man.
with an incised design, were made as
early as the
fourth and third millennia B.C. In
and the Aegean islands, their
execution suggesting an old tradition
the earlier centuries. However, the
ancient Greece and Rome are worthy of
interest for it was then and there
expressive and aesthetic language of
was truly born. It was also during
that portrait gems emerged. This
intaglio, depicting an ancient Roman
evidences this classic tradition of
and the portrayal of an emotional
indeed exceptional. This striking
a gold ring that complements its
is a testament to the heritage of
-an artistry whose grandness belies
scale of the finished work of art.