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Signet Rings

The people of Mesopotamia were probably the first to use signet rings starting around the year 3500 B.C. Initially, softer materials like ivory and softer gemstones were used in signet rings, but as technology progressed, harder stones were also used.

Signet rings were usually engraved with a crest in a mirror image. The ring was pressed in hot wax to officiate documents relating to trade and politics, and this crest was engraved in either the gold of the ring itself or in a semi-precious gemstone that was set into the stone.

Today, people don’t need signet rings for that specific purpose, yet the ring is still very popular. For men, it is a very accepted piece of jewelry to own next to their watch and wedding ring. The crest is often replaced by engraved initials or a faceted... Read more

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An 18 ct gold bloodstone set intaglio carved signe

August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Medieval Gold Duke Godefred Seal Ring

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£7,000 (starting bid)

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Medieval Gold Castlelan's Signet Ring

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£7,000 (starting bid)

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Medieval Heraldic Signet Ring

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£360 (starting bid)

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Medieval Heraldic Signet Ring

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£360 (starting bid)

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Medieval Gilt Ring with Double-Headed Eagle

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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Medieval Gothic 'M' Signet Ring

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£130 (starting bid)

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Medieval Signet Ring Group

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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Medieval Seal Ring with Horse

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£55 (starting bid)

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Medieval Signet Ring Group

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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Post Medieval Elizabethan Gold 'Burghershe Family' Signet Ring

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5,000 (starting bid)

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Post Medieval Elizabethan Gold Betrothal Signet Ring With 'WG'

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5,000 (starting bid)

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Post Medieval Elizabethan Signet Ring with 'WAH'

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£3,600 (starting bid)

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Post Medieval Gold Stag with Crescent 'Earl of Cornwallis' Signet Ring

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,600 (starting bid)

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Post Medieval Elizabethan Signet Ring with R A

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£1,000 (starting bid)

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A 9ct gold small signet ring / child's ring engrav

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£24 (starting bid)

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