Pieces with deep relief engraving are tough to find. The technique requires a substantially thick band, as well as an uncommonly confident hand. The result, however, is incomparable in terms of aesthetic effect--the high points face-up with a sharper definition than low relief pieces, and the depth allows for a marked textural contrast between positive and negative space. Finally, the greater difference in height allows for enamel in the carved "valleys"--let us know if you would like enameling added to the shoulders so we can take care of it for you.
Date and design: c. late 1800s; Victorian
Materials: 18K (stamped) rose gold; black enamel; diamond
Size: 7 (please contact us for sizing information)
Diamond: .70 carat (est) round Old Mine Cut diamond; F-G color; SI2-I1 clarity (eye clean; no large inclusions--see images for clarity)
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