This Engraved Amethyst Ring has an oval engraved gem called intaglio. It shows the goddess Athena. Intaglio is a small, usually semi-precious gemstone that is carved. In ancient world was gemstone carving a major luxury art. The technique has an ancient tradition in the Near East. Round or oval carved gems were found in Greek, from the 8th and 7th centuries BC. One of the first intaglios have animals as motif, especially the holy scarabaeus. Common themes were also human and divine portraits and figures. Heroes and warriors were common in the Roman period, 1st century BC to 1st century AD.
I’m a passionate gemstone cutter. Gemstone cutting is a constant discovery and challenge for me. To find out the fine properties of every single mineral by doing intrigues me. Each one must be treated individually. The smooth polished facets reflect and break the incoming light. This light, often split in many colours, ignites the “inner fire” of the stone. Being able to unveil this fire is the reward for my love of minerals. In the blaze flares up the memory of my dream.