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Crest ring for lady with heliotrope intaglio in yellow gold, around 1950

A signet ring was already an important symbol in antiquity and, in addition to its function as a representative object, was also used to seal documents. In almost all epochs, these rings were reserved for the upper classes alone. Above all, the pieces of jewellery were charged with content and were also often a sign of noble origin and social influence. This is a classic and beautiful coat of arms ring of high quality. The dark green heliotrope, a material particularly suitable for engraving, bears a finely cut intaglio. It shows a coat of arms with three sheep. The escutcheon is crowned by a helmet with another sheep as decoration. The exact provenance of the coat of arms remains to be deciphered. A plain setting of gold holds the stone cut securely and gives the ring, created in the second half of the 20th century, a dignified and timeless appearance.

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