A signet ring can be represented with a smooth seal or an intaglio, which is created by carving below the surface of a stone or metal. Its purpose would have been to seal the wax of a letter or note.
A stunning gold intaglio signet ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Made of 14kt yellow gold, this wonderful ring has an oval-shaped face with a carved intaglio seal in the center. The image depicts the symbol of a raised hand that grasps a sickle in its fist. A sickle is a farming tool with a curved blade used to cut wheat or grass, and was a symbol used in the Russian Revolution to represent workers, though the origin of this particular design remains unidentified. The shoulders of the ring are accented with a simple engraved border, and the sides of the band taper in as they reach the back. The inside of the piece is stamped with a small diamond-shaped hallmark. A very attractive signet ring, it would look wonderful worn by a woman or a man and would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 5 but could easily be resized.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or intaglio design.