Utilizing the natural features of the blush and gray speckled agate with a lovely mottled appearance and demonstrating the fine carving that this circle of Italian carvers were known for, our ring is a sensitive portrayal of Sappho, an early poetess who came of age in the time of the Ancient Greeks in the Archaic period. The quality of the carving is reminiscent of the circle of carvers in Rome during the mid eighteenth century which included Anton Pichler and his sons Giovanni and Luigi.
Known as the Poetess or tenth muse, Sappho lived from 630 BC TO 570 BC and was from the island of Lesbos and was well known for her lyric poetry, the lyrics of which meant to be sung. She was considered one of the greatest lyric poets of all time. As an interesting aside, she was also thought to be the first lesbian recorded in ancient history.