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Late 19th Century French Crescent & Star Crest Signet Ring


A large-scale, beautifully made, buttery signet ring emblazoned with a family crest featuring two crescent moons and a single star. The crescent stands for one who has been "enlightened and honored by the gracious aspect of his sovereign." It is also borne as a symbol of the hope of greater glory. Knights returning from the crusades introduced the crescent, the badge of Islam, into the language of heraldry. The star is a symbol of honor, achievement, piety and/or hope. French hallmarks.


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear; French hallmarks

  • Size

    10.5, can be resized; 3/4" x 5/8" head, just shy 1/4" shank

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