This sensational antique 18ct Gold Bloodstone Intaglio signet ring is an amazing piece of French history. The Bruc crest is engraved into the bloodstone, making this a rare perfect gift for your partner or loved one.
With a rose Gules at the centre of the intricate crest, denoting distinction, and crown atop the crest, symbolising victory and sovereignty, this signet ring encapsulates Victorian pride. Originally created for a gentleman, it epitomises Victorian masculinity.
The Latin phrase below the crest is 'Flos Florum Eques Equitum' translating to 'Rose of Roses, Knight of Knights'. This motto, combined with the rose Gules in the coat of arms, has been linked to an aristocratic, chivalrous Bruc family originating from in Brittany, France, (who potentially, dating far back to the battle of 1066 where the Bruc's fought, their descendants would eventually birth the Scottish King Robert de Bruce in the 13th century). The French links don't just end here, however, as there is a French owl hallmark on the back of the ring shank. This ring would have been used to seal wax letters, signifying to the receiver that they would be receiving correspondence from someone in the Bruc family.
The moody tones of the Bloodstone are the perfect contrast to the glimmering 18ct Gold, with flecks of red clearly visible as you peer into its centre. A powerful piece, it radiates confident and courageous energy, giving the wearer vitality and strength throughout their day.
A truly fascinating and exceptional piece of history to have and behold!
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
RING SIZE: UK Size O.5/ US Size 7 & 1/4
Resizing available on request
MEASUREMENTS: Bloodstone 13.6 mm x 10.3mm.
Ring shank 1.2mm x 3.8mm.
MATERIALS: 18ct Gold, Bloodstone.
HALLMARKS: French owl hallmark on the back of the shank.
Considering its age, this antique 18ct Gold Bloodstone intaglio signet ring is in impeccable condition. Through time, the 18ct Gold has mellowed to a delicious buttery Yellow Gold, making this ring brightly shine on the finger. Plus, there is very light wear to the Gold which commensurates its age and shows that it has had perfect preservation for almost 200 years! If you prefer a brilliant shine of Gold, we can polish this piece for you free of charge.
The heraldic intaglio is untainted and clearly visible in the Bloodstone, a wonderful piece that truly captures the personality and spirit of the opulent Victorian era!
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INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER:
This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!
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