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Signet Ring Collection, engravings realized with the ancient art of the Glyptic. by Stefania Nicastro Engraved

Gemstone Engraving

An engraved gem is a small gemstone, usually semi-precious, that has been carved, in the Western tradition normally with images or inscriptions only on one face. The engraving of gemstones was a major luxury art form in the ancient world, and an important one in some later periods.
Strictly speaking, engraving means carving in intaglio, with the design cut into the flat background of the stone, but relief carvings, with the design projecting out of the background as in nearly all cameos, are also covered by the term (this article uses "cameo" in its strict sense, to denote a carving exploiting layers of differently coloured stone). The activity is also called gem carving, and the artists gem-cutters. References to antique gems, and intaglios in a jewellery context, will almost always mean carved gems. Vessels like the Cup of the Ptolemies and heads or figures carved in the round are also known as "hardstone carvings" and similar terms.
Glyptics, or "glyptic art", covers the field of small carved stones, including cylinder seals and inscriptions, especially in an archaeological context. Though they were keenly collected in antiquity, most carved gems originally functioned as seals, often mounted in a ring; intaglio designs register most clearly when viewed by the recipient of a letter as an impression in hardened wax. A finely carved seal was practical, as it made forgery more difficult - the distinctive personal signature did not really exist in antiquity.
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Black onyx gemstone silver signet ring.

Restyling ancient ring with new signet.

Wax seal, click to zoom

Bloodstone gemstone gold signet ring.

Wax seal. Click to zoom.

Agate gemstone gold signet ring.Click to zoom

Wax seal. Click to zoom.

Stratified agate engraved ring. Click to view the designs.

Wax seal. Click to view the designs.

Gold Signet Ring - Before and after the engraving. Click to zoom

Ring's wax seal.Click to zoom.

Cornelian, the most popular stone and seal wax.

Cornelian, the most popular stone and seal wax.

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Gold gemstone signet ring.

Gold gemstone signet ring. Click to zoom.

Rock crystal, very particular signet ring.

Rock crystal, very particular signet ring. Click to zoom.
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Wax seal.

Wax seal.

Carnelian gold signet ring and wax seal.

Carnelian gold signet ring and wax seal.

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Carnelian gold signet ring, on the right wax seal..

Carnelian gold signet ring, on the right wax seal.

Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Signet Ring: Blue Agate Gemstone Ring Engraved with sealing wax.

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Signet ring: Agate Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Gemstone SignetRing Engraved.

Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Before engraving. Gold and carnelian. Engraving stalk ring

Signet ring, agate stratified engraving.

Signet ring, agate stratified engraving.

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Gemstone Rings Engraved.

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Gemstone Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax.

Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax

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Gemstone Ring Engraved and sealing wax

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Gemstone Ring Engraved .

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved.Signet ring.

Gemstone Ring Engraved.Signet ring.

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Gemstone Ring Engraved

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Ring Engraved

Gemstone Ring Engraved

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Gemstone Engraved

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Gemstone Engraved

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Gemstone Engraved