Victorian 14kt Gold Family Crest Signet Ring
A signet ring can be represented by a smooth or engraved seal, or with an intaglio, which is created by carving into the surface of a stone. Its purpose would have been to seal the wax of a letter or note.
A stunning and unusual gold signet ring from the Victorian (ca1878) era! Made of vibrant 14kt yellow gold, the ring has a large oval-shaped face with a carved intaglio center. At the center of the family crest signet is what appears to be an armored helmet and bust atop an ornate flag and feathered wings bursting from behind. At the bottom of the seal is the phrase "Si Je Puis" which means 'If I Can'. The band graduates in width and has a simple, smooth surface. With evidence that the ring was passed down through a family, the shank has several hand engraved inscriptions: "Feb. 13th 1878", "J.W.P. to L.A.M", "G.C.L.Jr June 20, 1936". This incredible ring is a very special piece and would look wonderful worn by a woman or a man!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 9.25. It could be re-sized slightly however, due to the very special and sentimental inscription on the inside, we would recommend not re-sizing it.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the gold setting or to the signet design.