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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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Carved Hematite Gladiator Signet Ring

May 27, 2017, 12:45 PM EST
Punta Gorda, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Hematite Gladiator Head Signet Ring

May 27, 2017, 12:45 PM EST
Punta Gorda, FL, USA

$495 (starting bid)

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An 18ct gold signet ring. Hallmarks for London, 2003. Ring size K 1/2. Weig

June 1, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Birmingham, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A signet ring. The embossed seal reading 'Salve In Arovis' with a coat-of-a

June 1, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Birmingham, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Two 9ct gold signet rings. To include a carnelian ring, together with a cir

June 1, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Birmingham, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Two 9ct gold signet rings. To include a 1920s plain signet ring with groove

June 1, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Birmingham, United Kingdom

£95 (starting bid)

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9 kt gold ring with layer stone

June 1, 2017, 1:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€160 (starting bid)

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14 kt gold crest ring with lapis lazuli, german approx. 1910s

June 1, 2017, 1:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€320 (starting bid)

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14 kt gold signet ring with carneliangem

June 1, 2017, 1:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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10 kt gold gents ring with monogram

June 1, 2017, 1:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Crest ring, silver 925

June 2, 2017, 12:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Crest ring with blood jasper

June 2, 2017, 12:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€160 (starting bid)

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Bague   en or jaune 18K (750) ornée   d’une intaille du XIXe siècle,   en

June 2, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€500 (starting bid)

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USA

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,250 (starting bid)

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Two 10k yellow gold school rings, 12.3dwt

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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10k yellow gold 1963 Kenwood High School ring, 7.6dwt

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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10k yellow gold 1967 Frostburg State College ring, 6.1dwt

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Forest Hill, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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3 19th C. Signet Seals in Gold-Tone Metal Mounts

June 4, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A SIGNET RING BY SANDY KILPATRICK

June 5, 2017, 6:00 PM AEST
Woollahra, Australia

AUD540 (starting bid)

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Chevalière en or jaune .750 monogrammée AT.

June 13, 2017, 9:00 AM CET
Lausanne, Switzerland

CHF360 (starting bid)

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Men's Ladies 10k Yellow Gold Signet Ring Size 9

June 14, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

$30 (1 bid)

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Men's 10k Usn Military Us Navy Ring Size 10 1/2

June 14, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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10kt. Gold Scarborough High School Class Ring 1950

June 14, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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