As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth. As a result of the expansion of the Roman Empire, Roman jewellery became more and more elaborate in its designs and materials used, such as precious and semi-precious gemstones. Carnelian was one of the favourite stones used to enriched Roman jewellery. The name Carnelian derives from the Latin word carneus, which means fleshy, a reference to the its pink-orange colour.
Roman Gold Ring with Carnelian Stone
An extremely fine and well preserved Ancient Roman finger ring, featuring a slightly oval loop and, expanding shoulders and a rhomboid-shaped bezel. The bezel is enriched with a slightly flattened cabochon carnelian inset. Closest UK ring size A/B.
Condition: Fine, minor crack to the carnelian stone. The ring is suitable for modern wear with care.