Victorian Carnelian Signet Ring with Wings

Okay, here’s an admission; I’ve had this ring for a long time. I photographed it ages ago, measured it last millennia, but I’ve never listed online. Why, you ask? Well, I hate to admit defeat and this ring has defeated me. What is it? A flying cigar, a Caduceus on the move? I’ve never listed it online because I’ve never been able to figure it out. So, I thought I’d use my “ask the audience” button on this one, anyone out there know what this symbol means? Its origins? Where it came from? Let me know. Please, please let me know!

I do know that this wonderfully carved slice of rich burnt orange carnelian stone is set into a smooth and substantial mount of 18 karat gold. I know that this ring was made in Birmingham, England in 1877 and I know that it’s loaded with mystery and style. The face of this ring measures 12.6 mm north to south and 11 mm across, it sits 3.2 mm off the finger and narrows to a wide 7 mm band at the back. This size 7 ring weighs 8.7 grams. This ring has a full set of hallmarks but the makers mark is difficult to make out, it seems to be ‘J. P&’ the rest is too rubbed to read.

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ITEM ID: NE0317020V-2



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