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What is an Intaglio Ring?

in Engraved Rings and Wedding Bands

Intaglio (Italian for “carving”), as a term in jewelry refers to incised (negative) engravings, typically used to create seals and signets. Although the demand for signets that can be conveniently used to seal letters has decreased drastically intaglio designs are still quite popular as decorative elements. Intaglio rings are excellent collectors’ items. It must be noted that very often intaglio designs are produced without lettering. This makes their reversed character less obvious, but they can still be properly called intaglio rings.