A spectacular signet ring that dates to 1889. The head of the signet is set with a large almandine garnet that has been exquisitely hand engraved with the phrase “vivre pour mourir mourir pour vivre” which translates from French as “live to die, die to live”, which surrounds a central engraving of a lion atop a crown. The centre stone is offered in excellent condition with only a few superficial surface scratches and nibbles to the edge to note. This sentimental piece does not stop there as it holds another secret of its history inside the shank, which reads “To J.P from D.M March 1889”. Due to this fantastic part of history we would not recommend re-sizing this special piece.
The signet ring is modelled in 18ct yellow gold with a trident of gold holding the head of the ring in place and weighs a luxurious 6.6g. The only wear to note is the stone moves ever so slightly in the setting, but this has been thoroughly checked and tightened by a professional setter and is secure.
1889 Garnet Signet Ring
Stone: Almandine Garnet
Garnet Measurements: 14mm x 12.5mm
Metal: 18ct gold, tested
Ring Size: approx. K (US 5 1/8)