Intaglios - images or words carved into stone - were very popular in the early Victorian period. They were decoratively worn on rings and watch fobs, but also served as a signature seal on letters and legal documents. The advent of the postage stamp in 1840 virtually eliminated the need for the wax seal, so the necessity and popularity of the intaglio began to wane. This yellow gold ring dates to the middle 1800's and features an citrine intaglio pansy and the words "à vous" meaning something along the lines of "Thinking of you".
14k gold (tests), citrine
8.75, can be resized; 11mm head, 1.9mm shank
1837 — 1901
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.