The Owl of Athena/Minerva Intaglio represents Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom or Minerva, the Roman version in mythology. In antiquity, the owl was a symbol of prosperity, knowledge and wisdom.
The owl is also a symbol of feminism, the Moon, prophecy and knowledge since the bird can swivel its head 270 degrees meaning it can see behind itself as well as in the dark giving it access to information denied mere mortals.
This ring, set in pure 22k gold on silver is completely handcrafted. It features a stunning, aqua colored Tagliamonte intaglio.
Tagliamonte Intaglio Ring
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 yours in sizes 5 – 12, whole and half sizes available.If you are unsure of your size email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a ring sizer to you. Each ring is made to order, please allow 2 – 4 weeks for fabrication.