Victorian 14kt Tassie 'May It Watch Over You' Signet Ring
A Tassie is a paste or glass copy of a cameo or intaglio. Scottish gem engraver James Tassie created replicas of ancient agates and gemstones and together with Dr. Quin of Dublin, they came up with an opaque glass that could replicate various colors and patterns. Tassies were created using a molding process rather than carving.
An absolutely fantastic and unusual glass tassie signet ring! This lovely piece is comprised of a hand carved Victorian Tassie signet held within a Vintage 14kt yellow gold mounting. Carved into the center of the rectangular shaped intaglio is an open eye and the phrase "MAY IT WATCH OVER YOU" which runs along the sides, framing the eye. The signet is bezel set and the gold band is simple and flat. It's a very handsome piece that would make a fabulous addition to any collection.
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 7.25, but could be easily re-sized.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the signet which is intact.