Art Deco Hematite Carved Intaglio Marcasite Sterling Silver Size 5 Ring
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minimal surface wear.
* Band is slightly misshapen and not noticeable as piece is worn.
* Hematite stone is gleaming without surface wear or chipping.
* Intaglio carving is crisp and distinct.
* Marcasites are all in place.
Length 1 1/8"
Mark See photo
Weight 7 grams
Material Sterling silver, natural hematite and marcasites
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Hand carved, the roman soldier is detailed and finely rendered in natural hematite stone.
* Silver setting fans outward strikingly with glittering inset marcasites.
* Ring curves slightly so full-sized silhouette fits smoothly along your finger.
* Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction.
On Handmade or Hand-Carved Jewelry. Handmade or hand-carved jewelry is valued because it is, by default, one of a kind. Unlike machine-made pieces, a handmade piece can never be replicated in the exact same way, and so they will always reveal the at-the-moment intent of the individual maker. Often, the pieces have a distinctively visceral feel, as though you can sense the painstaking labor that went into every aspect.
On Art Deco. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubism's bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses.