Vita et Ferilitas Mermaid Intaglio Ring

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A mermaid swims alongside the Latin motto "VITA ET FERTILITAS". This was a tricky one to date. There are Birmingham hallmarks for 1920, but also a date letter for 1886. We think the intaglio was replaced or remade in 1920 since the style is a departure from traditional heraldic signets. She's weird, just like you want a mermaid to be.

MATERIALS: 18k gold (marked), 14mm x 10mm oval carnelian intaglio

AGE: Birmingham hallmarks for 1920 but also a date letter for 1886, most likely explanation is that the intaglio was replaced or remade in 1920 since the style is a departure from traditional heraldic signets

SIZE: size 8, can be resized; 5/8" head, 1/8" shank