9ct Yellow Gold Carnelian Knights Head Itaglio Wax Seal Oval Signet Ring
This unusual, oval shaped, Gold signet ring has a wax seal carving of a knights head within the Carnelian gemstone.
The Carnelian gemstone is of a warm, red hue and throughout history the carnelian meaning was that it provided health and luck and was often worn by royalty.
This gold signet ring originally may have been used as a wax seal as this is a pre-owned signet ring. Men’s gold signet rings with stones are often given as a gift for a special birthday such as an 18th or 21st.
All of our pre-owned jewellery items have been thoroughly inspected and checked and our experts have refurbished all items to ensure they are cleaned and polished to a fantastic second-hand condition. We are confident you will be happy with your purchase with your jewellery looking like new but with the original character and pre-loved element still remaining.
The head of the ring is 15 mm in length and 13 mm in width with the Carnelian gemstone being 14mm in length and 12.5mm in width and the ring is a size L.
This signet ring weighs a total of 3.9g.
All signet rings can be engraved to make the signet ring personalised with initials or a date or message on the inside if required. All engraving is hand engraved by our experts – please contact us for timescale.
The signet ring is a timeless classic piece of jewelry and has played an important part throughout history. Originating from the Latin word ‘signum’ which means ‘sign’, signet rings were often seal engraved such as this knights head but with a personal family crest and used by the owner as a seal. This involved pressing the head of the ring which included the deep engraving into hot wax which would provide an inprint on letters or also, legal documents. Signet ring seals were historically known to be the most authentic way of signing a document, (even more so than a fingerprint!) with the rings being disposed of after the person passed. Today however, they are frequently passed down within a family line from member to member.
Signet rings are often worn on the pinky finger of the non-dominant hand however, they can be worn on any finger by men and women of all ages.
All items arrive boxed and fully gift wrapped at no extra cost.