I've been blown away by the love that this piece has received since I showcased her on Instagram. I had an inkling that she'd go down well but didn't expect such an outpouring of love, I should have known better.
This is an achingly good signet ring, beautifully crafted in almost 7 grams of 15ct gold. It was made solely to be given and worn with love and I really hope that her new owner adores her in the way she deserves.
The date 'April 28th 1895' is etched into the underside of the face; what did this date mean to the wearer? Was it a birth date? A wedding date? A date that merked someone's death? You'll never know but will always wonder.
Some imporatnt things to note - I won't be resizing this ring and I won't be removing the very very faint engraving from the front. If you would like to size and polish, you can have it done by a jeweller but it's not something that I am offering.
Material - 15ct gold
Hallmarks - Chester | 15 | 625 | 1899 | IS&Co
Country of origin - England
Size - UK M / US 6.25 but fits more like a UK L.5 / US 6
Length of face - 1.2cm
Width of face - 1.1cm
Width of base of band - 4mm
Height off finger - 2mm
Weight - 6.7g
Condition - beautiful antique condition. The way the gold has worn and softened over the years is something that cannot be repliacted in modern jewellery. There is some pitting to the gold on the face and shoulders which can be seen in the photos, clearly this does not affect the structure of this solid ring.
Heavy Victorian heart signet ring
All of my pieces are at the very least pre-loved and most of them are vintage or antique. This item is not brand new and as such, will not look brand new. Please expect signs of wear to include kinks in links, surface wear to gold, scuffs to stones and accept this as part and parcel of buying sustainable jewellery. I will be as clear as I can with item descriptions and aim to make sure you are aware of any potential defects before you buy.