Posts Tagged ‘Intaglio’

A Blast from the Past

Friday, February 1st, 2013

This beautifully made amethyst intaglio ring from ancient Rome, carved over 2000 years ago by master carver Hyllos, resides in the famous Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia. Featuring the head of Apollo, it reminds us very much of this magnificent amethyst intaglio ring that resides in our estate case.

How to Judge the Quality of Cameos and Intaglios

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Cameos are carvings of gem materials in which the subject carved is in positive relief from the base of the cameo, as opposed to Intaglios, where the subject is carved negatively (into the surface of the gem material).¬† Cameos are more often seen in jewelry objects where the beauty of the piece is foremost, the […]

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