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Stylish signet ring with noble coat of arms in carnelian, mid 20th century.
The signet ring was already an important status symbol in antiquity and, in addition to its function as a representative object, was also intended for sealing documents. In almost all epochs, these rings were reserved for the upper classes alone. The present ring presents itself in an unusual form made of 18-karat gold and silver: in its centre it presents a finely cut intaglio with a coat-of-arms engraving in carnelian. The orange-red stone, a material particularly suitable for engraving, bears a wonderfully cut intaglio with a squared escutcheon. This division of the shield, also called "Vierung", is an old form of uniting two family coats of arms. Our coat of arms shows two fields with a chalice and two fields with stars and a spar. All four fields are blue-tinged. A noble crown with pearls and leaves above the shield indicates the nobility of the bearer of the coat of arms. A simple frame of high-carat yellow gold holds the carnelian while the sculpted ring is made of silver and decorated with lush leaf ornaments. The interplay of its disparate elements gives the ring a dignified and classic appearance. Unfortunately, we cannot say which family the coat of arms belongs to, but the ring came to us here in Berlin and we think it was made in the middle of the last century.
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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.