Antique 18ct Yellow Gold Intaglio Seal Bloodstone Ring Circa 1915

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One of the most comfortable antique rings we’ve had the pleasure of popping on our fingers this smooth and lush 18ct yellow gold ring is a pleasure to wear.

Dating to the early years of the 20th century and set in low rise fashion with an oval Bloodstone (Heliotrope) with a carved intaglio of what we believe to be a Corinthian pillar rising from the sea.

Wonderfully speckled with flecks or red (iron oxide minerals - most likely hematite) which pop against the deep olive green background this attractive ring would suit any gender and is low rise enough to become your favourite every day stylish ring.

Bloodstone (Heliotrope)

1.56cm x 1.3cm
Rise 3.7mm

6.29 Grams

‘JV’ Makers mark

O or17.5mm diameter US 7 1/4

Very good antique condition.  Bloodstone does show surface marks throughout however these marks are very shallow/superficial and hard to see with the naked eye.  Gold is thick and solid with no thinning. Solidly made ring.


Bloodstone is a dark green variety of chalcedony adorned with a splatter of bright red. It has been a popular gemstone for at least two thousand years and has served as the modern birthstone for the month of March since 1912.

Bloodstone is sometimes referred to as "heliotrope" by European authors and in works of the 18th century and earlier.  For at least two thousand years, many people have believed that bloodstone has "healing and protective properties" that are beneficial to people who own it, wear it, or carry it on their person. It has been thought to control bleeding and inflammation, among other things.

For these reasons many people wear bloodstone rings or pendants as a talisman. Within the past few decades, these beliefs have seen a revival in the United States as part of the New Age movement. There is no scientific or medical evidence that these beliefs have any medical value beyond the placebo effect.

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