The signet ring was originally used to seal documents. Liquid wax had to be dripped onto the documents to be sealed and the seal ring pressed into the still soft wax. In the Middle Ages and antiquity, such a ring was generally reserved for the upper class and a symbol of its authority or power. Each middle-class family later had its own seal.
Beautiful signet ring from Art Nouveau in a clear design. Highly oval sealing plate made of solid 900 gold, in stepped frame setting, and stable, slightly formed ring band. The seal plate is engraved with a beautiful monogram from the Art Nouveau style. Made around 1910, very good condition!
Dimensions & details
- gold 900 / -
- Weight 14.38 g
- ring size 64