Ready for coat of arms or monogram

Extravagant signet ring in gold & carnelian, around 1950

The signet ring was an important symbol even in ancient times. For in addition to its function of sealing documents, it was always also a representative object. Because only members of the upper class wore coats of arms, a signet ring was a sign of noble origin and social influence. The ring presented here is such a signet ring and was created in the years around 1950, which reveals the extravagant design, which is still completely in the tradition of late Art Deco. The wide, concave curved setting of yellow gold carries a polished disc of brown-red carnelian in the shape of a curved escutcheon. Carnelian is stone that is particularly suitable for engraving and so a skilled lapidary can engrave a crest or monogram into it. However, the stone is beautiful even in this undecorated form. The ring found its way to us here in Berlin, it is beautifully preserved and convinces with its warm materials. It can be worn effectively by both ladies and gentlemen.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.