Buon Giorno Tagliamonte Collectors!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Lori and I have been carrying a large amount of Tagliamonte jewelry in my store for over 13 years. My business relationship with Nino Tagliamonte continues to be very strong and I have been helping his loyal customers through his Customer Care organization for many years. We pride ourselves on doing our best for all our customers.
20% of all proceeds goes to support the Maria Pearl Memorial Fund for high school senior scholarships for seniors seeking a future in the teaching profession. Maria Pearl passed away at the young age of 16 from an AVM which is similar to a brain aneurysm. Her story is that of a beautiful girl who sought to make a difference in the lives of others in some way, everyday of her life. All those who purchase from me will receive a memorial bracelet with the words, "Make a Difference" because we can all make a difference.
Listing Information: This bangle bracelelt is BRAND NEW. It is a single bangle in 925 SS that has bee diamond cut. The charm is a heart shaped venetian intaglio with a Genio carved in it and can be removed from the bracelet. The Genii of the open spaces are protectors and inspirers of people and places. Genius was not a specific deity but rather an unlimited number of anonymous deities protecting groups of people and their places of activity. Collectively they were know as Genii. The most important of the Genii, who looked after the roman people as a whole was referred to as Genius Publicus Populi Romani.
While supplies last, you will receive a free gift valued at $40 with your purchase of $100 or more. Limit one per customer.
Size: The bracelet fits a 7" wrist. The charm measures 1 3/8" x 3/4". The 2 pieces weigh 10 grams.
Authentic Markings: There is a logo on the front of the charm that says TAGLIAMONTE and on the back that says ITALY 925.
Warranty Information: Each genuine Tagliamonte piece of jewelry comes with a romance card and a one year warranty. I have been working with Nino Tagliamonte for over 13 years and handle all Customer Care for Tagliamonte Vicenza in the United States as well as some other areas in the world. You can feel very confident with any purchase you make from me. If you have any questions, please contact me through Ebay.
Payment Informtion: Please pay via PAYPAL. You are also welcome to use major credit cards through Paypal.
Shipping: This item will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or UPS, fully insured. I will ship within 1 business day after being notified that your payment has cleared. I will notify you when the item has shipped. The transit time once the package has shipped, especially when shipping to foreign countries, is out of my control. For example, shipments to Australia have been taking in excess of 3 weeks. If you do live in a foreign country, patience is required for receipt of your purchase. Undeliverable Packages: Any package that is found to be undeliverable or is returned to sender by the Postal Service is the sole responsibility of the buyer. The buyer must pay the full shipping charges in a timely manner to have the package re-shipped. I DO NOT offer refunds for misdirected mail. It is the buyer’s full responsibility to issue a correct and accurate shipping address. Please note: I DO NOT make money on shipping. The shipping charge covers: Shipping, Insurance, Packaging Materials, and Ebay fees. (Ebay now claims a percentage of the shipping fee). If you have any issue paying the shipping fee please contact me. I do my utmost to make every sale enjoyable and successful. As previously stated, I ship within 24 hours of notification of payment.
Combined Shipping: I will be happy to combine shipping, if possible. Please email me if you are planning on making several purchases from me at the same time. Do not check out otherwise you will be forced to pay for each item separately. If you do wish to take advantage of a combined shipping discount, you must pay in one payment. I would send you a single invoice with a calculated shipping charge.
Returns: If you have any questions regarding this item, please contact me through email. I want you to be sure about the purchase before making it. I will answer any and all questions. I want you to be satisfied, but returns will only be accepted if the item is not as I have described it. Please email me within 24 hours of receipt if you feel this is the case, or the sale is final. You are responsible for paying for return shipping fees. The item must be returned in the same condition you received it in with its original packaging. For your protection please make sure you fully insure the item and have a delivery confirmation. The item must be received by me within 14 days of receipt. A refund will be issued upon receipt of the returned item less original shipping charges.
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A Little History: Venetian cameos have been produced since the 2nd century B.C. In 1985, Nino Tagliamonte and his wife Lorena and two Murano glass “Maestros” rediscovered the ancient production technique that had been lost in time. Today’s cameos and intaglios are completely made by hand. In the process of making precious Murano glass or gold cameos, antique molds are used to maintain the tradition and high quality of the Roman gem engravers. The molds provide an initial print of a design and then expert craftsmen detail the design by hand. Today, Nino and his team manufacture collections from his cache of 3,000 different molds dating back to the 1st century B.C. All cameos are either set in 14K, 18K, 925 Sterling Silver or 18K gold plate.
These jewels depict artistic travel from the Hellenistic period to Neoclassicism. Some of the themes that are illustrated are as follows:
One of the most popular antique themes of Roman gems depicts the “Aurora Chariot”. The goddess, Aurora, is driving the sun chariot. In Greco-Roman mythology, she is the personification of dawn. In works of art, she is represented as a young woman walking fast with a youth in her arms or rising from the sea in a chariot drawn by winged horses. As she is the goddess who dispensed the dews of the morning, sometimes she has pitcher in hand.
Another common theme is cameos that are intended as a tribute to Maternity. A scene depicting a group of women with their children. Mothers are represented as angels and children are represented as cherubs.
Another intaglio depicts the Latin Neptunnus, who in Roman religion was originally the god of freshwater. By 399 B.C. he was identified with the Greek Poseidon and thus became the deity of the sea. His attributes are the trident and the dolphin.
The Maypole intaglio from the first century B.C. represents a summer festival with a group of Romans playing flutes and lyres. A woman with a fire is making an offering to the goddess, Pan, who was the protector of the countryside and crops.
Other cameos feature scenes like the goddess of music, Calliope, with her lyre. Or, Hercules and his labors. You’ll find the mythological Sphinx or Jupiter and Mars offering a cup of ambrosia. Also shown are warriors driving chariots and Pegasus, the winged horse. Of course, let us not forget the great love of Psyche and Eros. These are but a few of the stories revealed in these beautiful works of art.
I hope you enjoy your purchase. It is truly a conversation piece…