The Memory Cameo Ring

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The Memory Cameo Ring

1,100.00

Metal: 15K Gold

Stone: Agate

Size: 6.5

Face Size: Approx. 23mm x 13mm

What You Should Know: Cameo is in beautiful condition. Shoulders hold wonderful detailed engraving.

* This Ring Can Be Resized.

During the 17th century, it was a custom for upperclassmen and women to travel Europe on a Grand Tour. At each stop along the route, mementos and souvenirs were collected. Small heirlooms that represented status and memorialized one’s great adventure. 

Intricate miniature mosaics from Italy, metals coins from Germany, or even pieces of broken lava from Pompeii were popular choices, but one trinket was found to be universally loved on Grand Tours- the cameo. Napoleon himself was so intrigued by cameo craftsmanship he witnessed during his travels, he founded a school in Paris focused on carving techniques.

 This beautiful agate cameo ring hails from the Victorian Era, the last great reign of cameo artistry. A classically inspired profile of a gentleman wearing a laurel wreath crown, a symbol of victory and triumph, sits on the milky white stone. The beautifully ornate shoulders of this antique cameo ring are the true showstoppers, the gold delicately detailed and worn smooth over the years. 

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