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Alexander the Great (?), ring: mid-16th century; cameo: early Hellenistic 4th century B.C., probably Italian, turquoise, enamel, gold, ring setting, overall: 1 x 1 1/16 in. (2.6 x 2.7 cm); visible cameo (confirmed): 11 x 9.6 mm. This vibrant carving has previously been described as made of glass and as a product of the French Renaissance, but it is in turquoise, a rarity in cameos of any period. That it is reputed to have been in the Este collections may make an Italian origin likelier.

Gold finger-ring set with a sardonyx cameo engraved with a head of Medusa with wings in her hair and snaky locks.Roman, ca.1st century.

Gold Ring: Produced in Italy, Mid 16th Century w/ Carved Cameo Portrait: Produced in Greece, 4th Century BCE -- Thought to be a portrait of Alexander the Great. Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Lady in Waiting Gold Cameo Ring

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Ring, from Blagaj near Mostar, 3rd-4th century (gold) Roman. I have never seen anything like it!

All fives gold rings are Roman and have carnelian gems and are from the century's 1st-3rd A.D.

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Ring roundup: antique figural rings

Art Nouveau ruby and carved moonstone cameo ring