A coat of arms is a unique heraldic design on an escutcheon (shield), surcoat or tabard. A surcoat and subsequently coat of arms was used by medieval knights to cover, protect and identify the wearer. Sometimes called coat armory. It forms the central element of the full heraldic achievement which consists of shield, supporters, crest and motto.
The ancient Romans used similar insignias on their shields, but identified military units rather than individuals. Coats of arms came into general use by feudal lords and knights in battle in the 12th century. By the 13th century arms had spread beyond their initial battlefield use to become an emblem, flag or logo for families in the higher social classes of Europe and inherited from generation to generation.
This ring, set in pure 22k gold on silver is completely handcrafted. It features a stunning, amber colored Tagliamonte intaglio.
Tagliamonte Vicenza (continue the tradition of Tagliamonte founded in Torre del Greco (Naples) founded in 1943) dedicated its activity to the production of Venetian Cameo jewelry since 1985 – a decision that was definitely a winning choice as these creations have become the firm’s principal product. In fact, Tagliamonte can be considered the only firm in the world that manufactures this kind of stone. Its exclusivity is not limited to the production in itself, but includes the masterful use of a “classical” iconographic repertory. Tagliamonte Venice Cameos with their fascinating forms are a kind of seduction that belongs to another age.
Tagliamonte is bringing back a manufacturing style as old as Mesopotamia. Vitreous pastes molded into cameos or intaglios, are a part of jewelry history that in recent years has been largely ignored. The style can be traced back as far as the Mesopotamians, but was further developed by craftsmen from the ancient Roman colony of Aquileia. Mr Nino Tagliamonte, with two Venetian artists, dedicated five years of research to this project using authentic 18th century plaster matrix carvings. After numerous attempts, they rediscovered and successfully experimented with original Roman blending, processing and casting methods.
Order your ring in sizes 5 – 12, whole and half sizes available. Each ring is made to order so please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery and if you are uncertain of your size email us at email@example.com and we will send you a ring sizer.