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French 19th Century Carnelian Intaglio 18 Karat Yellow Gold Signet Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle's head hallmark. The top of this splendid ring is set with an intaglio on carnelian bearing the initials "TH". The ring consists of 5 gold threads...
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Antique 19th Century Napoleon III Signet Rings

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

French Napoleon Third 19th Century Carnelian Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karats rose gold, eagle's head hallmark. Rectangular, this antique Napoleon III ring is closed set with a carnelian intaglio depicting the profile of a warrior. The mounti...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Napoleon III Signet Rings

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

18 Carat Gold Intaglio Signet Ring, 1936
Located in Glasgow, GB
An 18 carat yellow gold crested intaglio oval signet ring. The ring is engraved with a crest depicting an outstretched arm holding a wheatsheaf. The ring is hallmarked with Birmingh...
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Vintage 1930s Modern Signet Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Kieselstein-Cord Bloodstone Intaglio 18 Karat Gold Signet Ring
By KIESELSTEIN-CORD
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Signet style ring centers an oval tablet of bloodstone measuring approximately 15.0 x 10.5 mm Opaque bluish green with moderate red mottling and deeply carved with naturalistic icon...
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1990s Contemporary Signet Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chushev Lioness Amethyst Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto amethyst gemstone and features a fierce lioness motif. The stone is set in an 18K signet ring. Production time for this piece is...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Amethyst, 18k Gold

Chushev Sphinx Carnelian Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto a carnelian gemstone. The gem is set in an 18K gold ring. The shoulders of the ring are embellished with a classic "Green Man" re...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Chushev Chnoubis Carnelian Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto rich carnelian gemstone and features the Gnostic deity, Chnoubis. The stone is set in an 18K signet ring. Production time for th...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold

Chushev Lion Carnelian Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto rich carnelian gemstone and features a majestic lion motif. The stone is set in an 18K gold signet ring. Production time for thi...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Chushev Tigress Carnelian Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto rich carnelian gemstone and features a fierce tigress motif. The stone is set in an 18K signet ring. Production time for this pi...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Chushev Solon Hematite Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto hematite gemstone and features the Athenian statesman, Solon. The stone is set in an 18K signet ring. The leader, poet and lawma...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Hematite, Gold, 18k Gold

Chushev Chnoubis Carnelian Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto rich carnelian gemstone and features the Gnostic deity, Chnoubis. The stone is set in an 18K signet ring. Production time for th...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold

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H 0.71 in. W 0.87 in. D 1.03 in. Dm 0.87 in. L 1.03 in.
Vintage Family Crest Agate Intaglio Signet Ring, 18kt Gold
Located in London, GB
Weight: 11.6 gr Metal: 18kt yellow gold Hallmarks: UK – London - 1993 Condition: Very Good Stones: Greenish Blue Agate Comments: This vintage family crest ring is in very good...
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Vintage 1970s Signet Rings

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Agate, 18k Gold

  • Vintage Family Crest Agate Intaglio Signet Ring, 18kt Gold
  • Vintage Family Crest Agate Intaglio Signet Ring, 18kt Gold
  • Vintage Family Crest Agate Intaglio Signet Ring, 18kt Gold
  • Vintage Family Crest Agate Intaglio Signet Ring, 18kt Gold
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H 0.92 in. W 0.80 in. D 0.53 in. Dm 0.80 in.
Chushev Griffin Amethyst Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is engraved onto amethyst crystal and features a griffin, which throughout history, has been regarded as a protective creature. The amethyst stone is set in a...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Amethyst, Gold, 18k Gold

1930s Female Profile Sardonyx Cameo 18K Yellow Gold Signet Intaglio Pinky Ring
Located in Pamplona, Navarra
1930's hexagonal female profile sardonyx cameo 18k yellow gold signet ring. Total weight of the jewel: 8.87 g. US Ring Size : 4.5. It can be slightly sized. FREE SHIPPING AND RESI...
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Vintage 1920s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. No Heat Ceylon Sapphire Intaglio 18K Gold Hercules Signet Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering a mixed cushion cut Ceylon sapphire intaglio measuring approximately 13.2 x 11.4 mm Bright blue in color with no indications of heat and Sri Lankan in origin Deeply carve...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Signet Rings

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Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1870s Neoclassical Aquamarine Intaglio 18 Karat Gold Medusa Gorgon Signet Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering a cushion cut aquamarine measuring approximately 8.5 mm x 8.5 mm Deeply carved to depict a fierce portrait of Medusa, transparent and light blue in color Bezel set in sty...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Signet Rings

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Aquamarine, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chushev Hadrian Carnelian Intaglio Sterling Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto rich carnelian gemstone and features the emperor Hadrian. The stone is set in an 18K gold signet ring. Production time for this ...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Chushev Hades Blue Sapphire Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is engraved onto man made blue sapphire and features Hades, king of the underworld and ruler of the dead.. The stone is set in an 18K signet ring. Production...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Impressive 18 Carat Gold Family Crest Intaglio Seal Signet Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A superb vintage intaglio signet ring. 18 carat yellow gold example. 11mm x 15mm head. The intaglio depicts a family crest. CONDITION ; Very good. Clean band. Crisp intaglio. Light...
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20th Century Victorian Signet Rings

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Gold

Chushev Minotaur Green Jasper Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto green jasper and features the mythical Minotaur. The stone is set in an 18K gold signet ring. Production time for this piece is ...
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2010s Art Deco Signet Rings

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18k Gold

Chushev Eros and Lion Carnelian Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto carnelian and features Eros (Cupid) riding a lion. The motif in art is often accompanied by the Latin phrase, “Omnia vincit amor”...
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2010s Hellenistic Signet Rings

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18k Gold

Chushev Hermes & Lyre Blue Chalcedony Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto a blue chalcedony gemstone. The gem is set in an 18K gold ring. The shoulders of the ring are embellished with a classic "Green M...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Chalcedony, 18k Gold

Chushev Lion Man Made Corundum Intaglio Gold Signet Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto man made corundum and features a lion. The intaglio is set in an 18K gold signet ring. Production time for this piece is 4-6 wee...
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2010s Hellenistic Signet Rings

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Garnet, Gold, 18k Gold

18 Carat Gold Armoured Arm Holding Spear Intaglio Seal Signet Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A superb unisex seal signet ring. Solid 18 carat yellow gold example. Designed with a family crest which depicts an arm in full armour holding a spear which has broken in two and the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Signet Rings

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Gold

Chushev Gargoyle Bloodstone Intaglio Gold Signet Ring with Diamond Halo
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto bloodstone (heliotrope) and features a Gargoyle. The stone is set in an 18K gold signet ring and surrounded by 18 VS GH diamonds....
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2010s Art Deco Signet Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

18th Century Chalcedony Intaglio Augustus Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Depicting Augustus on profile chalcedony intaglio ring Size 7
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Antique Late 18th Century Neoclassical Signet Rings

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Chalcedony, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18kt Yellow Gold Malachite Mercury Intaglio Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Yellow gold ring, decorated with an intaglio on malachite depicting Mercury. Ring size: 8 1/2 Weight : 7.8g.
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Antique 1890s Napoleon III Signet Rings

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Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Carnelian Intaglio Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The oval stone engraved with a standing profile figure of Minerva holding a spear and shield, set in a modern gold ring, finger size 7, 14mm length of intaglio
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Antique 1870s Victorian Signet Rings

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Agate, Carnelian, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Early 18th Century Octagonal Carnelian Saturn Intaglio Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Depicting a seated Saturn, fanning flames with bellows and a star above, an instrument below (possibly a sickle sword) and four initials to the left, gold mount with trifurcated shou...
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Antique Late 18th Century Georgian Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Late 18th Century Gold and Emerald Intaglio Griffin Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Antique emerald engraved with a figure of a griffin, finger size 7 Bezel: 15mm., 10/16 in.
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Antique Late 18th Century Georgian Signet Rings

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Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold

Carnelian Gold Intaglio Socrates Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The oval stone engraved with the profile of Socrates facing right. Size of the top: 17 mm high Mounted as a ring in a yellow gold setting with engravings on the shoulders. Fing...
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Antique 1810s Georgian Signet Rings

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18th Century Hessonite Garnet Intaglio Hercules and Horse Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The oval cabouchon engraved with, the young Hercules and horse,within a gold mount, ring size 6 1/2, length 22mm, width 18mm
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Antique Late 18th Century Georgian Signet Rings

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Garnet, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Roman Carnelian Intaglio 18 Kt Gold Ring Depicting a Capricorn and a Star
Located in Roma, IT
In this 18 kt gold ring a carnelian intaglio representing a Capricorn and a star has been set. Capricorn, was a creature with the heads and front legs of a goat, and the body and ta...
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2010s Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Antique Gold and Bloodstone Intaglio Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Yellow gold ring, adorned with swivel bloodstone intaglio depicting a cherub. Ring size: 10 Weight: 8.9g
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Antique Late 19th Century Napoleon III Signet Rings

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Agate, Gold, 18k Gold

Sardonyx Intaglio with Costantino the Great Late 18th Century Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Depicting Costantino I also known as Constantine the Great, was a Roman emperor from 306 to 337. Born in Naissus, Dacia Mediterranea (now Niš, Serbia), he was the son of Flavius Cons...
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Antique 1790s Neoclassical Signet Rings

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique, Georgian, 18 Carat Gold, French, Carved Intaglio Ring
Located in Rochford, Essex
Chalcedony intaglio ring. Intaglios are carved stones, but unlike cameos, where the design protrudes in relief, the design of an intaglio is carved into the stone, in concave relief....
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Antique Early 19th Century Signet Rings

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Agate, Gold

19th Century Bloodstone Intaglio Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The bloodstone intaglio depicting a female figure in the Roman-style; gross weight approximately: 8.90 grams; mounted in 18ct gold; ring size 7
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Antique 1830s George III Signet Rings

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Georgian Hardstone Intaglio Ring Depicting Pan
Located in London, GB
A Georgian hardstone intaglio ring, the oval cornelian measuring 15x11mm, depicting the figure of Pan, rubover set within a yellow gold mount with banded detail to the ridge, to a ta...
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Antique Early 1800s George III Signet Rings

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Neoclassical Large Carnelian Intaglio Apollo Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The oval intaglio depicting the portrait of Apollo God of music, poetry, and the arts, as indicated by the lyre (Kithara) Mounted in 18kt Gold Finger Size : Weight : 8 1/4
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Antique Early 19th Century Neoclassical Signet Rings

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold

Chariot Blue Italian Murano Glass Carved Intaglio Ring 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Damati
Located in New York, NY
New Victorian Chariot Blue Italian Murano Glass Carved Intaglio Ring 18 Karat Yellow Gold The opposite of a cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce an ...
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Antique 18th Century Victorian Signet Rings

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

New Victorian Green Italian Murano Glass Carved Intaglio Ring 18 Karat Gold
By Damati
Located in New York, NY
New Victorian Green Italian Murano Glass Carved Intaglio Ring 18k Yellow Gold The opposite of a cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce an image in rel...
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Antique 18th Century Victorian Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chushev Blue Chalcedony Intaglio Gold Swivel Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto rich blue chalcedony gemstone and features a boy with his dog. The stone is set in an 18K gold swivel ring. Production time for ...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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Chalcedony, 18k Gold

Victorian Rare Italian Murano Glass Carved Intaglio Ring 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Damati
Located in New York, NY
New Victorian Rare Italian Murano Glass Carved Intaglio Ring 18k Yellow Gold The opposite of a cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce an image in reli...
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Antique 18th Century Victorian Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Gold and Carnelian Intaglio Owl Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The carnelian intaglio depicting the owl with 18kt yellow gold setting. Size : 7 Weight:
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Antique 1820s Georgian Signet Rings

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold

Roman Onyx Intaglio and Yellow Gold Ring
Located in London, GB
A Roman onyx intaglio and yellow gold ring, the oval- shaped onyx measuring approximately 11 x 8.5 mm, depicting Dionysus leaning on a column and holding a kantharos, carved in 1st-2...
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Antique 19th Century Romantic Signet Rings

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Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gold Ring with Carnelian Intaglio Portrait of Tiberius
Located in Firenze, IT
Tiberius, stepson of Augustus, was already fifty-six years old when he became emperor in A.D. 14. His accession established the precedent of dynastic rule in Rome by the Julio-Claudi...
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Antique 1820s Georgian Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold, Gold

Antique Gold and Emerald Intaglio Winged Phallus Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Antique intaglio emerald engraved with a winged phallus mounted, the sculptural ring is cast in gold and finely chased satyr faun and virgin. 12mm length of intaglio Size : 9 1/4 Wei...
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Antique 1870s Napoleon III Signet Rings

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Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold

Chushev Chnoubis Scarab Corundum Intaglio Gold Swivel Ring
By Chushev
Located in Canoga Park, CA
This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto corundum gemstone and features the gnostic deity, Chnoubis. The stone is set in an 18K gold swivel ring. Production time for thi...
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2010s Classical Greek Signet Rings

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18k Gold

Roman Intaglio depicting Nike (Victory-2nd cent AD) 18 Kt Rose Gold Ring
Located in Roma, IT
This 18Kr gold ring, from SERRA archeological collection, use genuine ancient Roman intaglio on jasper, that date circa 2-3dt cent.A.D, depicting a Nike, that in ancient Roman reli...
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2010s Classical Roman Signet Rings

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18k Gold

Roman Intaglio 2nd Century AD 18 Kt Gold Ring Depicting the Goat Amalthea
Located in Roma, IT
An authentic Roman carnelian from the 1st-2nd century AD has been set in this 18 kt gold ring which depicts the goat Amalthea resting with the two front legs on a tree, and a shepher...
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2010s Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Roman Carnelian Intaglio 2nd Cent. AD 18 Kt Gold Ring Depicting Goddess Fortune
Located in Roma, IT
In this 18 Kt gold ring is set a Roman intaglio on carnelian, depicting the Goddess Fortuna with rudder and cornucopia, which dates back to the 2nd century AD. Fortuna was originally...
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2010s Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Roman Carnelian Intaglio 2nd Century AD 18 Kt Gold Ring depicting Goddess Athena
Located in Roma, IT
In this 18 Kt gold ring is set a Roman intaglio on carnelian (2nd century AD) depicting the head of Athena (Minerva) with her classic attributes: helmet and spear. Athena is the Olym...
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2010s Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Michael Kneebone Antique Venetian Glass Intaglio Archaic Style Ring
By Michael Kneebone
Located in Austin, TX
An antique Venetian glass intaglio is featured in this archaic style ring. The exceptionally well carved cobalt blue intaglio features a charioteer. The intaglio is set in an 18k y...
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2010s Contemporary Signet Rings

Materials

18k Gold

Roman Intaglio '1st century B.C' on Jasper 18 Karat Gold Ring Depicting Fortuna
Located in Roma, IT
The figure, in this gold ring , is a Fortuna that has a Cornucopia in the right hand, while holding the rudder with the other. Fortuna takes its name from the Greek divinity, Tyche, ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold

Roman Intaglio on Lapis Lazuli '1st cent AD' 18 Kt Gold Ring Depicting Apollo
Located in Roma, IT
In this amazing ring handmade by our goldsmiths in 18 Kt gold is set an authentic Roman intaglio on lapis lazuli (1st-2nd cent AD) depicting the head of the God Apollo. Apollo was c...
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2010s Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Roman Carnelian Intaglio Depicting Fortuna with Rudder and Cornucopia 18 Kt Ring
Located in Roma, IT
In this 18 Kt gold ring is set a Roman intaglio ( I-II cent.AD ) depicting a Fortuna (Greek Tyche) with Rudder and Cornucopia. ( Finger size : 7 ) Fortuna was originally an Italic ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Carnelian

Roman Carnelian Intaglio God Hermes 18 Kt Gold Ring ( 1st cent.AD )
Located in Roma, IT
In this 18 kt gold ring an authentic roman intaglio on carnelian ( 1st cent.AD ), depicting God Hermes ( Mercury for Romans ) is set. Mercury/Hermes is a major God in Roman relig...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 22k Gold

Roman Carnelian Intaglio 1st-2nd Cent, AD 18 Kt Gold Ring Depicting God Apollo
Located in Roma, IT
In this amazing ring handmade by our goldsmiths in 18 Kt gold is set an authentic Roman carnelian intaglio (1st-2nd cent AD) depicting the head of the God Apollo. Apollo was conside...
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2010s Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold

Ancient Roman Esculape Intaglio Ring Circa 2nd Century AD
Located in Firenze, IT
Ancient Roman carnelian circa 2th century AD. intaglio ring. Centrally set with an oval carnelian intaglio depicting Esculape the god of medicine is standing and joined by a snake in...
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Antique Late 19th Century Classical Roman Signet Rings

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Carnelian, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Agate Intaglio of Plato, circa 18th-19th Century
Located in Firenze, IT
Oval, facing left, within a later gold mount with black and white enamel, ring size 8 Length 18mm, width 12mm
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Antique Late 18th Century Georgian Signet Rings

Materials

Carnelian, Agate, 18k Gold

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Intaglios Signet 18k Rings For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of intaglios signet 18k rings for sale on 1stDibs. All of the items for sale were constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. Our collection of these items for sale includes 201 vintage editions and 27 modern creations to choose from as well. Our inventory has long been popular, and it includes earlier versions that date to the 18th Century and newer variations that were made as recently as the 21st Century. Our collection of intaglios signet 18k rings includes designs that are universally popular, but Victorian and Georgian styles, specifically, are sought with frequency. Chushev, Damati and Tiffany & Co. each produced beautiful examples of these items that are worth considering. Browse our collection of 58 Carnelian versions today to add the perfect touch to your look. A selection of oval cut, uncut and cabochon can be found today on these pages. There aren’t many items for men in our collection of intaglios signet 18k rings, as most of the options available are for women.

How Much are Intaglios Signet 18k Rings?

On average, intaglios signet 18k rings at 1stDibs sell for $3,559, while they’re typically $608 on the low end and $46,673 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Finding the Right Signet Rings for You

Traditionally considered a ring for men, antique and vintage signet rings today are popular gifts for anyone who desires an expressive, timeless piece of jewelry that can feature all manner of engraved motifs, gemstones, specific symbols or monograms.

Signet rings get their name from signus, which means “sign” in Latin. The rings, which may historically be referred to as “seal rings,” date back thousands of years and were used as a form of signature. Whatever may have been engraved on the ring — a married couple’s initials, a family crest — identified ownership for the purposes of authenticating documents and more when impressed on soft wax. During the Middle Ages, signet rings were symbols of power and prestige and common accessories for nobility. Later, during the 19th century, precious and semiprecious stones such as rubies and diamonds were added to gold signet rings as they took on a more ornate appearance than they had previously.

In recent years, fashion has been primarily about individuality, and nothing is more personal than a jewel bearing a name or monogram. That is the reason jewelers have revived traditional signet rings, custom-engraving their designs with customers’ preferred words or symbols. Those who prefer the thrill of the hunt have a range of vintage letter charms and pendants to sift through.

Find diamond signet rings, onyx signet rings and other varieties of this fashionable accessory on 1stDibs. Browse a broader array of rings in our collection of fine jewelry.