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18K Gold Victorian Signet Ring with Bird on Wheat


Perhaps a family crest, this 18k gold signet ring is engraved with a bird standing on top of a sheath of wheat. The rectangular shield of the signet is raised up off the setting, giving it dimensionality and framing the ring. The hand engraved bird is striking, the wheat and feathers carved with intricate, wispy details. Wheat was a commonly used motif in the Victorian era, symbolizing renewal, resurrection, fertility, and bounty. Birds represent messengers, peace, and flight. The lovely soft edges of the ring, created by years of wear—along with the hand engraved image—indicate that this ring has been around for quite a while. 

The ring is unmarked. It acid tests as 18k gold. It weighs 12.75 grams. The top measures 3/4” x 5/8”. 

Ring size 9.25, with the ability to be resized. 

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