Antique Letter B Signet Midi Ring Baby 10K Yellow Gold
Offering a sweet baby or child's signet ring in 10K yellow gold featuring a beautifully engraved letter B. Beautiful block letter engraving decorated with lines, a bit different than the cursive style lettering we mostly see on these signets. Very popular and comfortable as a midi ring for an adult or a lovely baby gift. Also makes a wonderful sentimental pendant or bracelet charm.
MATERIAL 10K yellow gold
SIZE Ring is less than a size 1 on the mandrel. The ring has an inside diameter of 11 mm and an outside diameter of 12 mm which is about 0.5 inch. Although tiny, the ring is solid and well made with a band thickness of 1 mm and the raised signet plaque to a thickness of 1.5 mm. Weighs 0.7 grams.
MARKS Hallmarked 10 A with a star which stands for 10K gold and the mark for Allsopp Brothers of Newark, New Jersey. They made gold jewelry, established in 1887 until 1931.
AGE 1880s to 1930s
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY Baby rings were a popular adornment for babies and young children in the 19th century. Today they are popular as midi rings for adults for a unique style statement.
CONDITION Softened patina on the gold from age and wear. The last two photos are shown in natural indoor light. Excellent, antique condition.
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