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Edwardian The Lion & The Unicorn Lapis Intaglio Ring


A remarkable Edwardian signet ring with a central lapis crest and shoulders adorned with the figures of a lion and a unicorn. These heraldic beasts represent the United Kingdom, the unicorn (Scotland) and the lion (England) have appeared together on the royal coat of arms since the early 17th century when James I of England acceded to the throne (at the time he was already King of Scotland). Large in scale, unusual in style and heartwarmingly well worn - this ring was clearly treasured by its previous owner.


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), lapis lazuli

  • Age

    c. 1920

  • Condition

    Good - lion and unicorn shoulders are heavily worn though the figures are still identifiable

  • Size

    12, can be resized; 1.59cm head, 3.7mm shank

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.