The term "Bas Relief" refers to sculpture done in low relief, in which the subject or figure projects slightly from the background but no part is completely detached from it. Cameos are perfect examples of this art technique, and were extremely popular during the Victorian Era. Victorians also adored and romanticized ancient civilizations, embarking on grand tours to visit ruins and view art and architecture, picking up souvenirs such as our wonderful cameo ring.
Made of 14 karat gold, it has a vividly hued banded agate stone, carved with the visage of a Roman soldier in deep orange, with a translucent white band serving as the backdrop. As if a torch has been lit behind him, our soldier gives us his brave profile, showing off his feathered helmet and his armor to perfection! A wonderfully rich looking cameo to wear and cherish while studying your Latin, this ring is truly a Classic!
Size (can be resized): 4.75
Materials: Gold, carved agate
Metal: 14K gold
Condition: Very good condition