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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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A GOLD, ZIRCON AND SAPPHIRE RING

January 18, 2017, 5:00 PM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€250 (starting bid)

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A VINTAGE GOLD AND RED GEMSTONE RING

January 18, 2017, 5:00 PM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€120 (starting bid)

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A VINTAGE GOLD, BLUE GEMSTONE AND DIAMOND RING

January 18, 2017, 5:00 PM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€400 (starting bid)

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Bague de genre chevalière

January 19, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Monaco, Monaco

€5,500 (starting bid)

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Bague chevalière

January 20, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Monaco, Monaco

€800 (starting bid)

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3 STAMPED 10K YELLOW GOLD CLASS RINGS, 17.2 GRAMS TOTAL

January 20, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Newark, OH, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Italian Made Signet Ring With Venetian Glass

January 21, 2017, 7:45 AM EST
Punta Gorda, FL, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Carved Hematite Gladiator Signet Ring

January 21, 2017, 7:45 AM EST
Punta Gorda, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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