Antique Intaglio Seal Ring, Crown and Wings, in 14k Gold, Netherlands

He put down the quill and picked up the wax, gently rotating over the candle flame. This was the letter into which he had poured his heart, and he hoped against hope that it would soften her heart towards him. He was far away, fighting for King and country, but he thought of her constantly, recalled their witty report, he hoped her quick barbs were a cover for her affection for him, the way his were for her; he thought that they must be, as he’d often seen the laughter behind her eyes. In those laughing eyes he’d glimpsed the passion that dreamed burned in her heart. He pressed his ring to the pool of hot wax and sealed the letter. And he hoped. 

This fantastic ring was made in the Netherlands in about 1860, it has the oak leaf hallmark on the back which indicated a minimum fineness of 14 karat gold. The ring holds a carved intaglio of carnelian which features three crowns on a blank field set into a shield over which sits a helmet with wings and a crown above. It’s a gorgeous seal and beautifully and crisply carved. The carnelian measures 15x14.5x2.5 mm and the ring is a size 8.25 US. The ring measures 15 mm north to south and 14.5 mm wide and narrows to 3.5 mm at the back of the band and weighs 7.6 grams. 

This fantastic ring will add a bit of instant ancestry to your life, it’s a great conversations starter and equally suitable for a woman or a man. 

I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only. 

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Item ID:RGA21140VA

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