Dating back as far as Ancient Egypt, signet rings of yore featured a family crest or distinctive emblem that was used as a seal on important documents and correspondence. The tradition of these rings continued into the more modern day in Great Britain and were used for their intended purpose (as an authoritative signature) well into the 19th century. Even as the days of sealing wax were left behind, the signet ring continued to be worn as signifier of identity, and later as a prestige piece and and a gentleman's ring. This English signet ring was assayed in 1914, the face is engraved with two sparrow hawks holding an enveloped marked with the initals "W.W."
18k gold (marked)
Chester hallmarks for 1914
10.75, can be resized; 1.26cm head, 4.3mm shank
1900 — 1910
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