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 13th of many to come :
Inspired by an old Italian shell cameo ring with a sterling silver band, that I used to own from the Art Deco Period...
This unique cameo ring is now cast in solid sterling silver...
The face of the ring features the Greek warrior Perseus's profile, great detail shows his helmut, beard, and jacket and the Andromeda the Princess of Ethiopia . The sides are also lightly etched.
The rings ciruclar face measures 21 mm's by 18 mm's and the depth of the cameo, surface, and ornate base of the top measures 9 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 (14th piece for $350), brass plated in sterling silver (15th piece available for $205), and brass plated in 14 kt gold (16th piece available for $205).........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 listing
The Greatest Love Story
Son of Zeus, Perseus was the hero who slew the Gorgon Medusa with the cunning help of Athena and her shield. Andromeda was the princess of Ethiopia, daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia. Cassiopeia had foolishly bragged that Andromeda was more beautiful than Juno, the queen of the gods. This outraged Neptune who sent a sea monster to ravage the Ethiopian coast. Neptune could only be appeased by the sacrifice of Cassiopeia's beautiful virgin daughter, Andromeda, to the monster. Thus, Andromeda was dutifully chained to a rock on the coast, fully exposed to the monster. Fortunately, the hero Perseus happened to be flying by on his way back from killing the Gorgon Medusa. When Perseus saw the princess, taken her for a marble statue, until the sea breeze stirred her hair, he instantly without realizing it, he fell in love. Amazed at the sight of such rare beauty, he stood still in wonderment. As he came to a halt, he called out: 'You should not be wearing such chains as these, the proper bonds for you are those which bind the hearts of fond lovers! She told him the name of her country and her own name as well as her mother, a beautiful woman, had been too confident in her beauty. Perseus tells Andromeda's parents that he'll kill the monster if they agree to give him their daughter's hand in marriage. They of course give him their consent and Perseus kills the monster by holding up the head of Medusa, turning the monster to stone. Thus, Andromeda is freed, and the two joyously marry, living happily ever after!
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