We're thrilled: ROMAE's jewelry is now being sold at the bookshop of the Capitoline Museums in Rome!
Simple and elegant in design, this ring may be personalized with up to three initials in Roman font type, or with a special design. If you would like your ring engraved, please specify the initial letter, or the design, in the Special Instructions area of this page.
The Romans, like other ancient cultures, used rings with special and personalized designs on them, "signet" rings, as a form of self-identification. Often incised into the stone or metal, the designs on the front of the rings were often letters that spelled out a name or an idea, or symbols such as images of gods or personifications that meant something to the individual - or that recalled the person's own name in a clever way. As these designs (and therefore the rings) were personalized, they became a type of signature or an official mark of the individual, when pressed into hot wax on a document.
Many Roman signet rings have been found, and at sites such as Pompeii, when excavators find a signet ring inside of a home, they'll often name that home after the name on the ring. Such is the case for the well-known "House of the Vettii" (VI.15.1), where two bronze signet rings were found near the home's treasure chest, one with the name A. Vettius Restitutus, and one with the name A. Vettius Conviva.
"Invicta" means "undefeated."
Diameter of face: 1.3 cm (.5 in)
Shank diameter: 3 mm (.1 in)
Available Precious Metals and Prices
925 Sterling Silver: $140
18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $260
14 Karat Gold: $560
18 Karat Gold $820
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