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Antique rose gold carnelian signet ring made in 1897

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Antique rose gold carnelian signet ring made in 1897

This antique signet ring is set with carnelian on the top. Carnelian comes from the quartz family and was a traditional material that was used in signet rings and seals for centuries as it was hard and durable enough to last and is being able to be engraved with an intaglio, family crest or initials.

Signet rings go as far back to ancient Egypt over 4,000 years ago, and use of the term “signet” or “seal”, is from the Latin “sigillum” (seal), diminutive of signum (sign) and dates back at least to the second half of the thirteenth century. This antique signet ring is set hand engraved on the sides.

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