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Victorian 10kt Carnelian Intaglio Family Crest Signet Ring

SKU: 33397
Sale price$1,295

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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.

This gorgeous signet ring is absolutely exceptional! From the Victorian (ca1880) period, the ring is made of 10kt yellow gold and holds a large, oval-shaped carnelian stone with an intaglio carved into the center. The hand-carved image portrays a highly detailed family crest, including a shield surrounded by scrolled ribbon, leaves, and wings. The carnelian stone has a wonderful, rich orange color which compliments the yellow gold setting beautifully. The underside of the carnelian is also carved with a separate intaglio image of a woman resting against an open circle engraved with the initial "R". It's a remarkable ring with wonderful artistry and would make a stunning addition to any collection!

Measurements: The carnelian intaglio and gold bezel setting measures 1" tall, 3/4" wide and the ring rests 1/4" atop your finger when worn. The ring is a size 6.25 but could easily be 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 carnelian intaglio.

Victorian 10kt Carnelian Intaglio Family Crest Signet Ring
Victorian 10kt Carnelian Intaglio Family Crest Signet Ring Sale price$1,295

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