Signet derives from the Latin word “signum” translating to “sign” (as in signature). The oldest signet rings were carved with a distinctive emblem that was used as a signature on documents and letters. Until the invention of the mail system and the stamp, signet rings incised with a family crest, initials or other image were still used to form wax seals on correspondence. This Edwardian signet ring is made in 9k gold and features a heraldic boar (a beast that features in the crests of so many families that it's hard to say for certain who it belongs to). British hallmarks.
9k gold (marked)
Chester hallmarks for 1910
Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use
8.5, can be resized; 1.36cm head, 4.3mm shank
1900 — 1910
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.