Over the course of the 19th century, the signet ring evolved from a functional piece of jewelry - a family crest used to seal letters with wax - to a less formal piece of jewelry designed for everyday wear. This Victorian wonderfully ornate signet ring has a shield-shaped bloodstone face. Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, was believed by the Victorians to protect against the evil eye and imbue with wearer with strength and courage.
18k gold (marked), bloodstone
London hallmarks for 1877
8, can be resized; 14.5mm head, 3.1mm shank
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1837 — 1901
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