Hardstone is the most highly valued material from which a cameo can be carved. An artisan has to be more highly skilled to carve hardstone than commonly used shells, and the resulting fine details last through ages of wear. This is a fine example– a warrior carved into black agate in a vivid, sculptural way, just so the translucent layer of the agate makes a perfect backdrop. The details are as crisp as ever and complimented by a simply designed 10k yellow gold handmade mounting. The carved sides give the ring a bold, stately look, while maintaining a classic refinement. The top of the ring measures about 3/4 by 1/2 inch. It is a size 11 1/4 and may be resized up or down a few sizes upon request.