Victorian 14k Rose Gold Mars Intaglio Signet Ring
Victorian 14k Rose Gold Mars Intaglio Signet Ring
Victorian 14k Rose Gold Mars Intaglio Signet Ring
Victorian 14k Rose Gold Mars Intaglio Signet Ring
Victorian 14k Rose Gold Mars Intaglio Signet Ring
Victorian 14k Rose Gold Mars Intaglio Signet Ring
Victorian 14k Rose Gold Mars Intaglio Signet Ring

Victorian 14k Rose Gold Mars Intaglio Signet Ring

Regular price
$1,275.00
Sale price
$1,275.00

An impressive Victorian signet ring crafted in 14k rose gold featuring a sardonyx intaglio beautifully carved with a portrait of the Roman god Mars (or his Greek counterpart Ares) The smooth bezel and lightly ridged shank are strong compliments to the incredibly fine details of the carving. Though originally meant for a man's hand this would be a fantastic statement ring for a woman. Measuring approximately 13/16" north to south and 11/16" east to west across the bezel face. A heavy solid construction with the band 6.85 mm at the center back. Currently size 9 3/4 but because of the width of the band may fit a little more snugly. Resizable about two to three full sizes. Please convo me before purchase if you are interested in the details and fees of our sizing service. The Ancient Romans viewed Mars as a god of war, but war that was meant to secure peace and thus preserve life, and also as a guardian of agriculture and cattle; his sacred animals are the wolf, the woodpecker and the bear. In ancient symbolism he represents virility, passion, action, self-assertion and the drive of human desires. He is the adventurous will that propels us to assert, attain, and achieve, or even just get out of bed to start the day. In excellent condition with crisp details and a slight antique patina speaking to its dignified age, and very light wear to the top of the stone. Not marked for gold content but acid tests to 14k. With the engraved dedication "A.M.K. to J.E.K. April 29, 1875" on the inside of the band. There are no maker's marks. ************************************************************************************************ There was a time, oh some 100 + years ago, when the well-dressed gentleman did not feel himself completely outfitted unless he wore a signet ring. It might be crafted in gold with his family crest or perhaps a ring such as this one with a symbolic classical image. Because of their history signet rings have always carried an air of status. Few adornments have an attitude as rich. Browse signet rings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/search?search_query=signet&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search The Eden Collective Ring Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939721&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1 We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS Priority with tracking and insurance, signature required 2-3 business days Canada - FEDEX w/ tracking & insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS or FEDEX with tracking and insurance 3-6 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location