Featured lil pinkie cameo ring help

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by charlie cheswick, Sep 16, 2020 at 4:06 PM.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hi everyone

    can anyone tell what this little pinkie ring i found today might be

    pretty sure is silver (though unmarked)

    but unsure if its carved or not, and if so what from, doesnt feel plasticy

    only a wee little thing 5/8 of an inch

    any thoughts appreciated

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    It's carved in conch shell. Cameo is better than the ring it is set in. Quite pretty. She needs a bath. Dish soap, water & a soft toothbrush should do the trick.

    Nice find & out of the ordinary to see a conch shell cameo used this way instead of some hack helmet shell job. :)
     
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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Thats really quite lovely in its simplicity .
     
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  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    just the lady i was hoping for :)

    brilliant thanks bronwen, thats good news

    i might keep to wear it as it goes well with my others and not all do
     
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  5. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Beautiful cameo! I hope that you got a good deal on it.
     
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  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    was an antique market not charity shop fig, paid £8 down from £12 so not too bad
     
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  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    bronwens right though, looking at others, the carving on this is nicer than some of the ones im seeing set in gold

    this ones set in 15k gold, and priced over £1000, but dont think the carving is as nice

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  8. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Very pretty! Yes keep it to wear it!!
     
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  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    DON'T SPRING THINGS LIKE THAT ON ME! There are enough frightful things around as it is & it's not Halloween yet.
     
  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    That was a very good deal. Shows how most people value cameos by the worth of the setting & not the quality of the workmanship of the cameo itself.
     
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A bargain, and who cares about the setting. To me the simple setting emphasizes the beautiful carving of the cameo.
    Nowhere near the quality of yours.
     
  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

  13. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Looks a perfect fit for ya, Charlie! :joyful:
     
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  14. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks anti, its a little on the feminine side, but goes well with the high heels and handbag :hilarious: (joke)
     
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  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Men of antiquity freely wore engraved gems of Athena/Minerva and maenads/bacchantes, in all sorts of colors.
     
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