10K Gold Mount Vernon Intaglio Signet Class Ring
This is a lovely signet or class ring from Mount Vernon University. The 10K ring holds an oval black glass intaglio of the Mount Vernon crest. An open book is atop a crest which reads "vincit qui se vincit", a common educational motto. It translates to "he conquers who conquers himself" roughly meaning "se vincere" to be interpreted as "to restrain oneself" ie. "to conquer one's own weaknesses/desires. If you can conquer that then you can conquer all.
The ring is a size 7. It is made out of 10K gold. The oval black glass intaglio is not reversed, it measures 11.7mm x 9.7mm and weighs 5.5 grams. it is marked 10K and Josten 1952. Great looking mid century ring.