Pate de verre is a French term which literally means “glass paste." Ground glass, which could be colored by pigments, was poured into a mold and fused into the desired shape. It was first applied by ancient Greeks and the art revived in the 19th century. This technique is very closely related to enameling.
A vibrantly hued (not-quite) turquoise colored cameo of a handsome woman, made in the Pâte de verre technique, graces this large ring. Set in 14 karat gold, with interesting cut-outs on the shoulders, she is a true blue beauty! We are loving the bright color, her lovely hair, and the general wow-factor of this piece; she is destined for a special place in your collection!
Size (can be resized): 6.5-7
Dimensions: Ring top is 20mm wide.
Weight: 4.8 grams
Materials: Gold, Pâte de Verre glass Cameo
Metal: 14K gold
Marks: Star mark
Condition: Excellent antique condition