The story of Cupid and Psyche's forbidden love, always a crowd pleaser, was a popular theme for jewelers. Cupid falls in love with the beautiful mortal princess, Psyche. After many trials (including being turned into a butterfly), Psyche earns the right to become a goddess and live with her beloved. The ancient novel Metamorphoses, written in the 2nd century CE by Roman author Apuleius devotes four of its 11 books to the story of Cupid and Psyche. Mentioned therein is an account of the god falling passionately in love with the princess upon sight.
In this delightful miniature painting, we see Psyche, clad in a flowing gown, with a garland of flowers in her hands. Cupid hovers behind her, lovestruck. His passionate love is symbolized by the torch he carries. Wonderfully painted, set in 14 karat yellow gold, this ring is a romantic little treasure you will love in your collection!
Size (can be resized): 6.5
Weight: 5.3 grams
Materials: Gold, miniature Cupid & Psyche painting
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent Antique condition commensurate with age and wear; some surface wear on painting