Vintage White Gold Signet, Art Deco 14k Pinky Midi Engraved Initial Monogram Ring, Initials G.R.
Vintage White Gold Signet, Art Deco 14k Pinky Midi Engraved Initial Monogram Ring, Initials G.R.
Vintage White Gold Signet, Art Deco 14k Pinky Midi Engraved Initial Monogram Ring, Initials G.R.
Vintage White Gold Signet, Art Deco 14k Pinky Midi Engraved Initial Monogram Ring, Initials G.R.

Vintage White Gold Signet, Art Deco 14k Pinky Midi Engraved Initial Monogram Ring, Initials G.R.

Regular price
$245.00
Sale price
$245.00

An elegant 14k white gold signet ring with a sleek Art Deco aesthetic. The face is cushion-shaped, flanked by graphically patterned shoulders in a lattice design that adds textural interest to the smooth and simple lines of the cartouche. Circa 1940 and beautifully engraved in an antique Parisienne style script with the initials "G.R.". Measuring approximately 5/16" north to south and tapering through to 1.96 mm wide by the center back of the band. Currently size 3 3/4 and resizable about two full sizes up without issue. Please convo me before purchase if you are interested in our sizing service. In excellent condition with a gentle antique patina speaking to it's age and history. Marked for 14k inside the band. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Signet or seal rings were first used in ancient Egypt before the use of a personal written signature was developed and people needed to make proprietary marks on objects. The carved image left an impression when pressed into a piece of clay which could then be affixed to the item and ownership made known. Farther north Roman warriors wore iron signet rings to celebrate their victories, Roman nobles had them fashioned of gold and carved gemstones to advertise their wealth and status. Throughout European history the ruling classes have worn them to indicate their power by means of an engraved family crest or coat of arms and motto. In that type of seal signet the image was mirror reversed so that the impression made in wax would be legible. This was essentially an early form of notarization and rendered the document sealed as legal and binding. The tradition grew to include right sided or pseudo signet rings of souvenir status not meant to be used as a legal tool but to indicate the college one attended or the society to which one pledged. The monogramed signet ring appeared in the 18th century and it became the fashion to develop one's personal monogram and then have a ring made to accommodate it. Because of their history signet rings have always carried an air of status. Few adornments have an attitude as rich. ❃ Browse signet rings at The Eden Collective: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/search?search_query=signet&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search ❃ 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 First Class with tracking and insurance 3-5 business days Canada - FEDEX with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS or FEDEX with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location