A signet ring can be represented with an intaglio, 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 wonderful Estate signet ring from circa 2003! Crafted in vibrant 9kt yellow gold, this beautiful piece mimics the look of a Victorian era signet ring, and features a round face which displays the carved intaglio image of the body of a standing swan. Fabulous details of the creature can be found, including carved feathers on its body and tail, an open beak, curved neck and webbed feet. The band graduates towards the back and has a smoothly polished surface, perfectly completing the design. Several marks are stamped inside the shank, including the gold purity mark "375" and the date letter "d" for the year 2003, along with a crown and an anchor indicating its Birmingham origin. Additionally, there is the maker's mark "AFJ" along with the hand engraved word "Harmony" which can be found on the underside of the signet face. A wonderful signet ring, it has timeless appeal and would make a stylish everyday accessory!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6.5, but could be re-sized. The signet seal measures about 1/2" in diameter, and the gold band measures 3mm wide at the back.
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 design.