Divine finger jewellery

Antique gold ring with shellgem of the goddess Flora, around 1910

Gem jewellery was particularly popular towards the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Almost every lady owned carved works, on which mainly mythological motifs from antiquity were depicted. The great figures of history were loved, and so many philosophers and emperors, but also goddesses and poets can be found on the rings and brooches of this generation. The present ring also presents such a cameo in conch shell. The oval work shows the goddess of youth and spring, Flora, in detailed sculptural cut. The goddess is clothed in antique garb and rendered in profile; we recognize her by her characteristic flower decoration in her hair, which gives her a particularly graceful appearance. A simple setting and rail of high karat gold make the cameo wearable as a ring. Small floral decora on the ring shoulders complete the floral motif. A wonderful piece of jewellery, a fine carving from around 1910 with a truly divine motif!

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.