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Used for centuries the signet ring, during Victorian era continued to be regarded as the mark of the gentleman.
Signet or seal rings have left a mark in history of jewelry remaining a strong symbol of cultural identity as with this powerful gold signet ring form late Victorian era.
Presented is what a late 19th Century catalogue of jewellery in England, showing the most popular design would describe as a square plaque signet ring to be worn as a sign of status.
From 1892 Sheffield made by H.G & S, we believe could be Henry Griffith and Sons, comes this elegant example in yellow gold.
Center is left blank for your initials or message, embellished top and bottom by elegant hand engraving decoration.
Designed in classic and elegant style with voluptuous feel to the touch typical of antique rings, yet solid and substantial setting, typical of these years of Victorian era with beautifully engraved shoulders.
Artfully crafted in 9 Kt yellow gold during later years of Victorian era in Sheffield by H.G & S, fully marked.
Could serve as a signet ring, right hand ring, or engagement ring and equally at home on the finger of a man or woman.
Very good overall condition commensurate to use and age.
9 Kt yellow gold
assay, city Sheffield, date z for 1892,maker H.G&S
head of the ring is 12.9 mm at widest part; sits 1.6 mm high on finger ;
very good overall condition