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HAND-CARVED INTAGLIO GEMS by LALA RAGIMOV

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Lala Ragimov gem intaglio carving engraving
Victoria Calvatone, a 16 mm garnet intaglio by Lala Ragimov, 2019

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HOW TO COMMISSION AN INTAGLIO

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Most likelly the first intaglio of Glenn Gould in existence
17mm blue chalcedony
2022
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Glenn Gould's Chair
carved in 16 mm lapis lazuli
2022

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Perseus, after an ancient gem
20 mm yellow jasper intaglio
2020

Medusa
24 mm prasiolite reverse intaglio
(carved for Hannah Blount Jewelry)
2021
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Socrates
Sapphire intaglio by me, ring by Igor Malkiel
Salacia / Mermaid
Prasiolite intaglio by me, ring by Hannah Blount
Symbols
My intaglios carved in antique blank signet rings
Feathers
Aquamarine intaglio by me, ring by Gabriella Kiss
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Heron
20 mm blue chalcedony intaglio
after a Dexamenos gem
 at the Hermitage
2019 

Zeus Olympios
after an ancient gem
25 mm intaglio on carnelian,
after an ancient gem
2016

Diana
24 mm moonstone reverse intaglio after an Orazio Gentileschi painting
(carved in for Hannah Blount Jewelry)
2021
Jumping lion
19 mm intaglio on a blank antique fob
(carved for Bell & Bird)
2021

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A group of intaglios
in aquamarine, almandine and hessonite garnet, tourmaline
(carved for Gabriella Kiss)
201
Self portrait Medusa
23mm moonstone
two-sided intaglio
(carved for Hannah Blount)
2022
A group of small intaglios
in garnet, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, labradorite, chalcedony
(carved for Gabriella Kiss)
2019
Medusa
17mm moonstone
reverse intaglio (carved for Hannah Blount Jewelry)
2022
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Dove
18 mm quartz
reverse intaglio
2019

Trotting horse
18 mm carnelian intaglio
(carved for Reubin Simantov Jewelry)
2019
Winged lion
after an Achaemenid gold lion
25 mm quartz reverse intaglio
(carved for Atelier Wolff)
2020
A group of intaglios
in quartz, carnelian, yellow jasper
(Carved for Marie Atlas Fine Jewelry)
2021
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A portrait of a quarter horse
20 mm amethyst intaglio
2019

Bee
18 mm rock crystal intaglio
(carved for Tessa Rand Jewelry)
2021
Barn owl
18 mm amethyst
reverse intaglio
2020
Pegasus, after an ancient coin
20 mm quartz reverse intaglio
(carved for Atelier Wolff)
2020
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Fox Cub
50mm giant carnelian intaglio
(carved for Aesop Gems)
2020

Herules Farnese
(after a print by Goltzius)
Dumertiorite in quartz intaglio
(carved for Loren Nicole Jewelry)
2018
Squirrel
37 mm carnelian intaglio
(carved for Aesop Gems)
2020

Hands
18mm quartz intaglios
(carved for Marie Atlas Fine Jewelry)
2022
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Dove
20x10mm topaz intaglio
2020

Pomegranate
15 mm garnet intaglio
2020

Frog
7 mm emerald intaglio
2019

Terra / Gaia / Venus
Tourmaline intaglio (carved for Hannah Blount Jewelry)
2021

How to Order a Carved Gem

1) Please describe the subject you would like carved, as well as your preferred stone size and type.
You can, if you like (or need to for a portrait), send reference photos or drawings, as well as stone photos:

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Client's photos for a portrait of a doggie named Daphne

2) Once we select a stone (mine, yours, or a piece of jewellery you want carved),
you can send a deposit, and I will make a sketch on the stone.  
If I feel the project needs it, I make separate sketches on paper as well:
             
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Pencil and marker sketches

3) After you approve the sketch, I carve the piece and send you photos and/or a video:
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The final result (25 mm, 2022)

4) After you approve the finished carving, you can send the balance, and I will ship the stone.

I can either carve stones already set in a piece of jewellery, or your loose stones, or mine: I keep a little stock of carnelian, quartz, black agate, red and yellow jasper, layered onyx, sardonyx, hematite, lapis lazuli, bloodstone and more. My stock only has semi-precious stones, but I have carved emerald, aquamarine, morganite and other beryls, sapphire, ruby, topaz, tourmaline, and garnet, when they were provided by the clients.

An optimal size for an intaglio is 15-20 mm, but I have carved pieces from 5 to 50 mm.
The final result will differ from the sketch slightly because I use a hand-held microdrill to carve, no computers involved.

My prices have ranged from 100 to 2000 USD in the past. I can make the intaglio more or less detailed/polished and more or less deep to go with your budget. Shipping ranges from 15 to 100 USD depending on your distance from Los Angeles.

For questions, comments, or commissions contact me here
or through instagram: @LalaRagimov


  

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