The hand looks like it's about to strike, but instead of a weapon it holds a delicate rose. The red flecks that appear in front of the flower look like blood - this was most likely an intentional placement on the part of the lapidary. Bloodstone? Also a purposeful choice. Strength, sweetness, restraint, delicacy.
15k gold (marked), bloodstone
Birmingham hallmarks for 1887
Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use
7.75, can be resized; 12.2mm head, 3.8mm shank
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1837 — 1901
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A wax seal was critical for document authentication and security. It evolved into something wearable and chic.