Cameos have their own story to tell, usually reflective of the imagery they represent. As far back as 15,000 BC, petroglyphs(figures carved into rock) were used to record significant events and communicate information. In ancient times people used cameos to depict an ethic/moral, or to make a statement about their faith or loyalties. In fact, at different points in history cameos have been worn as frequently by men. In this 12th collection each piece varies from Greek and Roman mythology, biblical event's, women, men, living heroes or rulers, and so much more given in greater detail by their individual titles.
Here is the 9th of many to come :
Inspired by the Etruscan period, hand carved from wax, then cast in sterling silver...
The square face of the ring features the profile of Alexander III of Macedon, commonly refered to as Alexander the Great (the Greek king of Macedon, Northern Greece). The details show his head covered with the leopard skin. The sides are decorated with scrollwork and band etched, all in the ancient Etruscan style.
The rings square face measures 16 mm's by 14 mm's and the depth of the cameo, surface, and ornate base of the top measures 5 mm's thick for a great multi-dimensional view from the side...
This ring would be great for any collector of Greek mythology....
Shown together in the 5th picture.
Also available in 14 kt gold vermeil over sterling silver (10th piece for $160), brass plated in sterling silver (11th piece available for $90), and brass plated in 14 kt gold (12th piece available for $90).........any of which could also be antiqued or high polished.........please ask me if you have any questions...
Upon ordering please let me know of your size!
All Alberto Juan jewelry comes in a protective Velvet black bag also shown in the listings!
Alexander The Great
Alexander the Great who was a king of Macedon and the creator of one of the largest empires in ancient history. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of the most successful commanders of all time. In 334 BC, he invaded Persian-ruled Asia Minor and began a series of campaigns lasting ten years. Alexander broke the power of Persia in a series of decisive battles, most notably the battles of Issus and Gaugamela. Subsequently, he overthrew the Persian king Darius III and conquered the entirety of the Persian Empire. The Macedonian Empire now stretched from the Adriatic sea to the Indus river. Following his desire to reach the 'ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea', he invaded India in 326 BC, but was eventually forced to turn back by the near-mutiny of his troops. Alexander died in Babylon in 323 BC. (Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_the_Great)
The prophecies of Daniel were written 250 years before Alexander was born, and yet they describe him and his kingdom in great detail. The prophet Daniel called Alexander the Great: the 'Leopard', the 'Horn' of Greece, and the 'Mighty King' who would swiftly conquer the kingdoms of the world. Shortly afterward his kingdom would be broken and scattered like the wind, and four weaker kingdoms would remain. (http://www.bible-istory.com/maps/alexander_campaigns.html)
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