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Edwardian Carnelian Signet Ring


Signet seal rings were traditionally engraved with a crest, motto, symbol or rebus unique to the owner. When pressed into hot wax, they formed images that sealed a letter and served as the owner's signature. Over the course of 19th century, the signet ring evolved from a functional piece of jewelry i.e. a family crest used to seal letters with wax, to a less formal piece of jewelry designed for everyday wear. This WWI era signet ring - hallmarks date it to 1914 - is fashioned in in gold with a carnelian slab.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), 11.2mm x 8.3mm carnelian slab

  • Age

    London hallmarks for 1914

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    7, can be resized; 1.32cm head, 3.8mm shank





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.