Antique Victorian 18k Carnelian Seal Ring
Details: Both substantial and stunning, this carnelian ring is a wonderful piece. Carved into the carnelian - atop the coat of arms - rests an anchor and a griffin. Below, a banner, inscribed in Latin with "Dominus petra mea," which roughly translates to "Lord is my rock."
These rings would be dipped in wax and used to imprint a seal on correspondence. Carnelian is also from the chalcedony family and in ancient times was called the "setting sun." It symbolizes motivation, leadership and courage.
Measurements: The ring size is 8.5.
Origin: English, c. 1850's.