Gemstones: Carnelian

Egyptian Lotus Ring

Egyptian, New Kingdom decorated with lotus flowers & baguettes Gold, lapis, turquoise & carnelian The Louvre Source link (could not find anywhere in the English catalog of the Louvre?) — via Pinterest … [Read more...]

Castellani Scarab Bracelet

Place of origin: Rome, Italy (made) Date: 500-300 BC (made) — scarabs before 1925 (made) — bracelet Artist/Maker: Castellani (bracelet, maker) Materials and Techniques: Gold decorated with applied wirework and granulation, mounted with four carnelian scarabs Museum number: M.35-2001 (V&A Museum, London) This bracelet may have been in the Castellani … [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...]