An unusual signet ringA ring with a central plaque on which one’s initials, a seal, or a crest is engraved. More that was made in Germany in the early 1900s.It is markedA small hallmark or punchmark either on the inside or outside of the shank which indicates the metal is platinum, gold or silver. If the metal is gold, it could also indicate the carat, e.g. 18 carat gold. More 333. This is the German mark for 8 caratThe unit of weight for a diamond or other gemstone and also for a pearl. Abbreviated 'ct', 1 carat is equal to 0.2 grams. In reference to gold, a unit of purity or fineness of gold and gold alloy, expressed as a number out of 24 parts by weight, e.g. '24 carat' signifies pure gold, '18 carat' 18/24th gold in the alloy, et cetera. Also abbreviated as 'c... More gold, slightly less than 9 carat gold in England. It has rope detail around the plain oval carnelianA translucent red variety of chalcedony which in its turn is a form of cryptocrystalline quartz. Carnelian has been known and used since antiquity when it was sourced from the surfaces of the Egyptian and Arabian deserts. The most prized carnelian has a true blood-red color. More and stepped shouldersThe point on a ring where the central section meets the shank or band, often carved, decorated or inlaid with small diamond accent stones. More. It sits low on the finger so is practical and good looking to wear by either a man or a woman.
Known as the ‘gentleman’s ring’, signet rings – often handed down on 21st birthdays – traditionally act as visible reminders that the wearer comes from a certain bloodline or heritage. Nowadays, signet rings are as much a fashion accessory than a status symbol...
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