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Signet Ring with Engraving of Shears - 15th century

Signet Ring with Engraving of Shears - 15th century

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This silver signet ring features a beautifully crafted oval bezel engraved with an open pair of shears and an inscription in black lettering. The shoulders are adorned with three bands of fluting and pearled edges, adding a touch of elegance. This ring comes in Gold or Silver plating on top of a solid brass base.

The open shears show that it belonged to a member of a tailor's guild. Tools were often carved on signet rings to indicate membership in a guild and thus to confer status upon the wearer. The original was likely made in Germany.

The real ring, from 1475-1525, is held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Please note: gold plated rings are not intended for constant wearing. Please take your ring off while taking a shower, washing the dishes, etc. to keep the gold shining longer.

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