Tests for gold filled, natural bloodstone. Why You'll love it. Take a closer look at this antique, unmistakably Victorian pendant. In a classic pose-through intaglio technique. Our roman soldier turns his gaze to the left.
Natural bloodstone, with its vibrant red specks, sits in a gold-filled bezel setting. Carved by hand with distinctive detail yet a subtle silhouette, this piece awaits a favorite chain or bracelet. Bright patina with minimal surface wear to the setting.
Fresh sheen, light surface wear, and no chipping on the bloodstone. Carving is crisp and distinct. Intaglio is the technique of carving into a natural gemstone to form a recessed design, commonly found in seal rings and watch fobs.
Designers also create faux intaglios made from molded glass. One of the most common depictions found in intaglios is the Roman soldier. The more unique the subject of the depiction is, and how finely or detailed it is carved, the more collectible the piece. 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. _gsrx_vers_1436 GS 9.0.5 (1436).
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