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Antique sardonyx signet ring


Antique signet rings have such a wonderful and unique look and feel to them, and here is one that dates from the late Victorian era that both looks and feels so good on the finger.

Made in 18 carat yellow gold in the late Victorian period of the 1890's, in the centre is a shield shaped piece of sardonyx. Sardonyx is a cryptocrystalline variety of the quartz family and has been used for centuries for signet rings as well as seals, as it is a very durable material that can be carved with a family crest as was the tradition years ago.

Measuring 12.6mm across by 11.6mm on the top, even the band is so attractive to admire with the beautiful hand carved shoulders that adds an extra element of character to an already very beautiful ring.

This is a wonderful example of an antique signet ring that is still in wonderful condition even afer 130 years have passed since it was made.


Stock# ET1392

Circa: 1890



Antique sardonyx signet ring

This antique sardonyx signet ring was made in the late Victorian era in 18 carat yellow gold. Dating from the 1890's, it is still so comfortable to wear everyday. This signet ring has hand carved shoulders and is set with sardonyx on the top.

What is a signet ring?

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.

Where can I buy an antique signet ring?

At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building. We consistently have a beautiful range of genuine antique signet rings as well as antique wedding bands.

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