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A Roman Quartzite Intaglio Ringstone, ca. 2nd - 3rd century CE
Regular price$2,950 USD
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A contemporary 18k yellow gold ring featuring a Roman quartzite marriage intaglio depicting opposed male and female busts, the male bearded, and the female with a hair chignon, dating from the 2nd- 3rd century CE. In Roman times, this gemstone would originally have been set in a marriage ring. Such rings were worn symbolically on the third finger of the left hand, as it still is today, because the Romans believed that a nerve ran from this finger directly to the heart.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Dimensions: US ring size: 9 1/4 (UK = S 1/4)
Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired from the trade, previously in a private UK collection.
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