Art Deco 18kt White & Yellow Gold Smooth Signet Ring
A signet ring can be represented with an intaglio image, which is created by carving below the surface of a stone, or by a simple smooth seal. Its purpose would have been to seal the wax of a letter or note.
A stunning two tone signet ring from the Art Deco (ca1930s) era! This fabulous ring has a simple, yet attractive mixed metals design made of 18kt white and yellow gold. The shoulders and band of the ring are made of smooth white gold, while a round yellow gold seal forms the face of the ring. Stamped inside the shank of the ring are several hallmarks, including "H.G. & S." (possibly for Birmingham maker Henry Griffith & Sons), along with English hallmarks that include a crown, "18", an anchor, and the letter "J." The sleek, understated design of the ring could appeal to a man or woman, and the seal could be engraved with a set of initials if desired, or simply left smooth. A very stylish everyday piece, it would make a versatile addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 5.5 but could be resized if desired. The face of the ring measures slightly less than 1/2" across.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the white and yellow gold setting.