Victorian Intaglio Bloodstone Signet Ring 18k Gold

The Lion Rampant dates back to the 1200s as the symbol for Scotland and graces its flag to this day. It was adopted in 1603 (although not used officially until 1704) as part of the coat of arms for Great Britain and is used several times in the motif, including a lion rampant wearing a crown who holds the royal shield. When wandering the palaces of Scotland and England, you will encounter this crowned lion again and again in art and sculpture and architecture.

This antique Victorian intaglio ring was handcrafted in 18 karat gold in about 1860. The oval shaped bloodstone presents a seal that pictures a lion rampant in a shield below a coronet. The shoulders have scalloped engraving that have been worn silky soft over it's 160 or so years. The bloodstone measures 19.5 x 11.5 mm while the face of this ring measures 18.5 mm north to south and 17.4 mm across, it sits 3.7 mm off the finger and narrows to 4.2 mm at the back of the band. The ring is unmarked and has been professionally acid tested to verify it’s 18k content. It’s a size 8.25 and weighs 9.1 grams.

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ITEM ID: RGA23755VA



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