Gemstones: Bloodstone

Bloodstone Carved Pendant

A bloodstone pendant in the form of a strawberry leaf. Part of the Cheapside Hoard. On display at the Museum of London. Production Date: late 16th-early 17th century Source link … [Read more...]

Archaeological-Revival Intaglio Necklace

ARCHAEOLOGICAL-REVIVAL GOLD AND HARDSTONE INTAGLIO NECKLACE, ITALY, CIRCA 1870 Supporting 26 oval intaglios carved with themes and motifs from Classical antiquity, including carnelian, amethyst, garnet, chrysoprase, jasper, bloodstone and glass, alternating with rod fringes with floret terminals, length 14¾ inches, Italian assay mark, clasp deficient. Source link … [Read more...]