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Antique 14k Gold Signet Ring with c. 1749 Cyrillic Bloodstone Intaglio

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This moody slice of history features a rich bloodstone intaglio with Cyrillic lettering and the date “1749.” The edges of the stone have been softened from nearly three hundred years of wear, while the evocative notches in the bezel setting also speak to a time long since passed. A 14k gold band has been affixed to hold the face safely upon the finger, with rhythmic little ripples trailing downward over the shoulders.

-About size 10 and resizable
-Shank replaced in antiquity, but not as old as the mounting or stone.
-Possibly from the Balkans, as I have seen several similar pieces in that region
-Tests as 14k
-Face measures 14.3mm x 13mm
-Shank tapers from 4.3mm to 2.7mm at back of band
-Face rises 4mm from finger