The Egyptian Revival Rose Cut Ring

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The Egyptian Revival Rose Cut Ring

1,200.00

Metal: 18K Gold

Stone: Rose Cut Diamonds & Enamel

Size: 5.5

Era: 1890

What You Should Know: Possibly converted from a pendant

This Ring Can Be Resized.

In the ever poetic words of The Bangles, “Ay o, whey oh, something something, Walk like an Egyptian”.

Lots of historical things were going on in the 19th century that caused an Egyptian influence craze. Even before that, Napoleon laid the groundwork for the upcoming trend during his campaign in Egypt, but it was really the Victorians that ran with the style. Archaeological excavations, the translation of the Rosetta stone, and the curated traveling displays of cultures past peaked a new interest across Europe. Even in America, the Egyptian revival style caught quite a curious eye- probably due to the fact that the Civil War had just ended and there was an earnest need to find beauty again. Popular icons that hadn’t been prevalent for thousands of years were once again the most treasured figures to decorate jewelry. Scarabs, winged lions, pyramids, and lotuses were among a few.

This Victorian ring is quintessentially Egyptian Revival. It really doesn’t get better than this. You can see the level of craftsmanship that went into this piece- how tiny was the brush that painted the profile!? Set with a few dazzling old cut white diamonds for just the right amount of sparkle, this ring is a collector’s must, and certainly a conversation starter.

 

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