SOLD: Gold signet ring, hallmarked Birmingham 1928


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Antique and vintage signet rings have enjoyed a revival in recent years, partly as a result of the Instagrammers who showcase all their wonderful and varied examples.

This smart 18-carat English one from 1928 could be worn by a man or woman. It’s substantial but the dished, tapered shoulders lend the design lightness and distinction.

The motto “Post curam otium” loosely translates as “after work rest”, or “ease after care”. The hand-engraved symbols above it are the rod of Asclepius – widely associated with healing and medicine – a flaming torch and a seashell.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Hand engraved with a coat of arms featuring a shell, a torch and a rod of Asclepius, and inscribed “POST.CURAM.OTIUM”
• Size approximately 10 1/2 or U 1/2, but it could be resized
• Face of ring is 11.7mm (just under 1/2 inch) tall
• Weight is 9 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the antique diamond rings have sold

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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