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Early 20th Century “FG” Signet Ring

$1,250

A signet - from the Latin "signum" translating to "sign" - is a style of ring with a long history. Dating back as far as Ancient Egypt, signet rings of yore featured a family crest or distinctive emblem that was used as a seal on important documents and correspondence. The tradition of these rings continued into the more modern day in Great Britain and were used for their intended purpose (as an authoritative signature) well into the 19th century. Even as the days of sealing wax were left behind, the signet ring continued to be worn as signifier of identity, and later as a prestige piece and and a gentleman's ring. This 1920s signet ring is modeled in yellow gold with Art Nouveau style floral details at the shoulders and engraved with the initials "FG."

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1920

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    10, can be resized; 15.8mm x 13.2mm head, 3.5mm shank

Edwardian

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EdwardianEra

19001910

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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