Edwardian 18kt & Platinum Family Crest Signet Ring
A signet ring can be represented with a simple smooth seal, or with an intaglio, which is created by carving below the surface of a stone. Its purpose would have been to seal the wax of a letter or note.
This unusual mixed metals signet ring from the Edwardian (ca1910) era is particularly special! Made of 18kt gold and platinum, the ring has a square shaped front with a family crest at the center. Unlike other signet rings, which often feature a family crest carved into stone, this intaglio is formed within the metal. The top surface of the ring is made of platinum and extends from each corner of the square along the side edges of the ring. The rest of the ring is made of smooth 18kt gold, which looks gorgeous next to the platinum. The family crest itself features a royal crown at the top and an outstretched eagle below within a shield shape. The inside of the band is stamped with a small hallmark and the number "750." The ring has a nice weight to it and a very attractive, fashionable design. It looks simply fabulous when worn and would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6.25 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 or the platinum.