Antique Carnelian Gold Signet Ring
Carnelian in jewellery dates back to ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians called carnelians “the setting sun” because of it's orange hues. Through the ages it has been a symbol of fertility, strength and protection. It was a stone of choice for signet rings as it was so easy to carve and it's been long associated with the Zodiac sign of Virgo.
This pristine carnelian stone is set into an 8ct gold setting. The stone is surrounded by a lovely swirling engraved detail with a split shoulder design. The ring is sleek and sits flush against the skin, so there is no worry it will catch on your clothing etc.
The ring it in great condition. The stone has miraculously survived without any nips or scratches. There is evidence of a resize to the bottom of it's shake. The engraving is still crisp. The shoulders and shank are sturdy.
It is recommended to clean carnelian with mild soapy water and polished with a soft gold cloth. No chemical agents should be used and the stone should be kept away from salt water and chlorine. Care should be taken to not scratch the signet stone.
Era: Early 20th Century
Ring size is a size 64 EU. The ring can be resized.
The panel measures 14.4mm x 11.5mm.
The ring sits 3.8mm above your finger
The ring weighs 2.75 grams.
The pinched gold shank measures 5mm wide at it's widest tailoring down to 2.4 at the base. The shank measures 0.5mm at its widest and 0.4mm at the very base.
The stone 10mm x8mm
Hallmarks: Bears the german 333 stamp denoting 8ct gold. It is worn so tested to be sure.
Materials: Carnelian, 8ct gold