Edwardian Vermeil "JCM" Signet Ring
Signet rings have become all rage over the past few years but they have been a secret style staple for thousands of years. Great Pharoahs, powerful romans and love-swept sweethearts have taken advantage of the beauty of Signet rings. The earliest recorded Signet rings date to 3500BC and have been playing different roles throughout history ever since.
The ring also bears the stamp of it's makers mark "H.G&S". Henry Griffith's & Sons owned and operated a massive jewellery factor in Birmingham's famous jewellery quarter from 1890 until recently.
The ring is in great condition considering it is over 100 years old. There is very minimal wear to the gold plating on the front of the ring. It almost looks as though it was never worn. There is no scratching or wear to any of the engraving on the face. There is some wear to the plating inside the ring as most of the silver is showing through but again only noticeable when the ring is not being worn. s
Size between a 55.5 and 56 EU
The ring face measures 11mm x8mm
The ring band measures 2mm.
The ring is stamped "9ct GOLD+ Silver" which means they plated the sterling silver ring in gold. The gold plating they used in this period was much thicker and higher quality than they use now which is why is lasted so long.
Sterling Silver (925) and 9ct gold plating