Keats Family Crest Signet Ring

$800.00
About Details History

This signet ring from the 1930s features a crest-shaped face and an intaglio seal of a tiger passant with a worn motto etched along the bottom edge. This is the Keats family crest and the trefoil shape in the tiger's extended right paw indicates that this crest belonged to the Irish faction of the family. This ring is hallmarked for carat and Chester 1935.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold
  • Age: c. 1935
  • Condition: Good - motto on crest is worn 
  • Size: US 4.75, can be sized for an additional fee
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History

This signet ring from the 1930s features a crest-shaped face and an intaglio seal of a tiger passant with a worn motto etched along the bottom edge. This is the Keats family crest and the trefoil shape in the tiger's extended right paw indicates that this crest belonged to the Irish faction of the family. This ring is hallmarked for carat and Chester 1935.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold
  • Age: c. 1935
  • Condition: Good - motto on crest is worn 
  • Size: US 4.75, can be sized for an additional fee
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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