Victorian Phoenix Signet Ring
in 10k Gold
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A wonderful Victorian era signet ring, modeled in 10k rose gold, whose shoulders each feature a beautifully-carved phoenix. These phoenixes are depicted in profile; their mouths are open and their tongues loll, representing the immortal bird's characteristic scream. Their feathered wings drape along the ring shank. The ring's face is a softened square, and it is engraved with the letters BJ, in curling, period script. This is a weighty ring, and its scale is solidly medium (not dainty and not large). We love the symbolism associated with the phoenix— rebirth, resilience, and the idea of rising from the ashes to reinvent oneself! The carving here is especially charming. High-relief, figural shoulders like these are becoming a rarity.
US 7 1/2
This ring can be resized (down to US 5 1/2, and up to US 9). Resizing for this ring is complimentary (just leave your desired size in the notes at checkout).
Ring face measures approx
The ring's high color bloom has worn off, here and there, over the course of its life, revealing the rosy gold beneath. It remains in the low points of the figural carving.