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Victorian Bloodstone Shield Signet Ring

Over the course of the 19th century, the signet ring evolved from a functional piece of jewelry - a family crest used to seal letters with wax - to a less formal piece of jewelry designed for everyday wear. This Victorian wonderfully ornate signet ring has a shield-shaped bloodstone face. Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, was believed by the Victorians to protect against the evil eye and imbue with wearer with strength and courage. 


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), bloodstone

  • Age

    London hallmarks for 1877

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    8, can be resized; 14.5mm head, 3.1mm 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.