Hematite intaglio…don’t those two words go so eloquently together?
They also look pretty amazing together as well.
What is it exactly?
Hematite is a type of stone. A mineral form of iron oxide, it is mined as the main ore of iron, and is found in colours from black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish-brown, or red.
It was most popular in Europe during the Victorian era, which makes it even more alluring (well to me anyway).
Intaglio on the other hand, is a technique used in art, whereby an image is created by engraving into a flat surface.
I made this ring with a hematite intaglio, which seems to resemble an ancient armoured soldier’s side profile…or something like that.
It’s a little different for me, but I love both hematite and the art of intaglio, so it seemed like a perfect marriage.
What do you think? Are you familiar with hematite and/or intaglio? I’d love to hear your thoughts.