TIFFANY & Co Edwardian 14kt "FROM BEGINNING TO END" Signet Ring
A signet ring can be represented with an intaglio, which is created by carving below the surface of a stone, or by a simple smooth seal. Its purpose would have been to seal the wax of a letter or note.
An incredible and unusual gold signet ring by legendary maker Tiffany & Co. From the Edwardian (ca1910) era, this fabulous ring is crafted in vibrant 14kt yellow gold and has a large oval-shaped face with a carved intaglio center. At the center of the signet is a bold and fierce sword or long dagger which reaches from the top to bottom of the oval face. Framing the sides of the sword, along the bottom, is the phrase "AB INITIO AD FINEM" which translates to 'From Beginning to End'. The band graduates in width, and the wide shoulders each adorn a fabulous fleur-de-lys design. The underside of the signet is stamped "14K" along with the authentic "TIFFANY & CO." hallmark. Also found beneath hallmark is the hand engraved name Charles Weeks. After doing a bit of research, it looks like the ring may have belonged to a man by the name of Mr. Charles Weeks, who was an American visionary in the world of poultry and communal farming. This incredible ring is simply stunning and would look wonderful worn by a woman or a man!
Measurements: The ring has a large finger size of 8 but could easily be re-sized.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the signet design.