Antique 14kt Citrine Intaglio Crest Ring

Antique 14kt Citrine Intaglio Crest Ring

SKU: F1252021
$2,100.00Price

What is an intaglio? Almost everyone is familiar with the classic cameo, yes, the one your grandmother had. The difference is that an intaglio is engraved below the surface of the material. This ring yields an impression of a griffin, a mythical creature with the head and wings of an eagle, and the body, tail, and legs of a lion. These features indicate a combination of intelligence and strength.  Below the griffin are old English initials. This seal was used for making an impression in wax on a piece of paper. The original purpose was to authenticate a document and to ensure it wasn't tampered with. This unique beauty is citrine set in 14kt yellow gold. Circa 1900