Victorian gold signet ring, circa 1900


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VIRTUTE ET LABORE – “With strength and hard work” – is the motto on this late Victorian 18-carat gold signet ring.

The fine engraving also depicts an armoured arm holding a spear – symbols of leadership, power, courage, decisiveness and achievement.

Inside are engraved the initials A.M.M. and N.B.F. and what looks like the word May or Mary. There is also a rubbed 18ct mark.

It’s a lovely example of a signet ring – weighty and substantial.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Size approximately 6 1/4 (the large face means it fits more like 5 1/4) or M 1/2 (fits more like a K), but easily resized free of charge
• Face of ring is 16mm high and 12mm wide
• Weight is 8.9 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately (some has sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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 within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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