Victorian Era "Emily" Signet Ring with Chinese Characters & Grapes in 10k Gold

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Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A Victorian-era signet ring, modeled in bi-color 10k gold, whose shoulders feature beautifully rendered bunches of pendant grapes, crowned by pairs of grape leaves. These bacchanalian fruits rest on a finely-textured (stippled) ground, inside shapely high-polished borders. Grapes are traditional symbols of fertility and abundance
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A Victorian-era signet ring, modeled in bi-color 10k gold, whose shoulders feature beautifully rendered bunches of pendant grapes, crowned by pairs of grape leaves. These bacchanalian fruits rest on a finely-textured (stippled) ground, inside shapely high-polished borders. Grapes are traditional symbols of fertility and abundance
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A Victorian-era signet ring, modeled in bi-color 10k gold, whose shoulders feature beautifully rendered bunches of pendant grapes, crowned by pairs of grape leaves. These bacchanalian fruits rest on a finely-textured (stippled) ground, inside shapely high-polished borders. Grapes are traditional symbols of fertility and abundance

A Victorian-era signet ring, modeled in bi-color 10k gold, whose shoulders feature beautifully rendered bunches of pendant grapes, crowned by pairs of grape leaves. These bacchanalian fruits rest on a finely-textured (stippled) ground, inside shapely high-polished borders. Grapes are traditional symbols of fertility and abundance, and they are closely associated with the greek God Bacchus. Our green-gold grape leaves frame the ring's large, oval face, which is hand-engraved with a series of Chinese characters that translate phoentically to mean "Emily." The ring's broad, flat shank tapers toward the base. This is marked for the makers Ostby Barton, and with 10k for purity. It is flattering on the hand and very low profile, making it ideal for daily wear. This would make a great signature ring!

Materials

10k gold

Age

c. 1900

Size

US 8 1/2

This ring can be resized; resizing for this ring (down to US 6 and up to US 10) is complimentary.

Dimensions

Ring face measures approx 15.1 mm; ring shank measures approx 13.9 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 3 mm at the base.

Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A Victorian-era signet ring, modeled in bi-color 10k gold, whose shoulders feature beautifully rendered bunches of pendant grapes, crowned by pairs of grape leaves. These bacchanalian fruits rest on a finely-textured (stippled) ground, inside shapely high-polished borders. Grapes are traditional symbols of fertility and abundance
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A Victorian-era signet ring, modeled in bi-color 10k gold, whose shoulders feature beautifully rendered bunches of pendant grapes, crowned by pairs of grape leaves. These bacchanalian fruits rest on a finely-textured (stippled) ground, inside shapely high-polished borders. Grapes are traditional symbols of fertility and abundance
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A Victorian-era signet ring, modeled in bi-color 10k gold, whose shoulders feature beautifully rendered bunches of pendant grapes, crowned by pairs of grape leaves. These bacchanalian fruits rest on a finely-textured (stippled) ground, inside shapely high-polished borders. Grapes are traditional symbols of fertility and abundance