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This classic and delicate ring modeled after an original of the first century AD may be engraved with one initial letter of your choice, in Roman font type. If you would like your ring engraved, please specify the initial letter, 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 persons will admit of no gems being set in their rings, but impress their seal with the gold itself, an invention which dates from the reign of Claudius Caesar." - Pliny the Elder (first century AD), Natural History 33.6
"Victoria" means "victory."
Ring face: 10 x 8.5 mm (height x width)
Diameter of shank: 2 mm
Available Precious Metals and Prices
925 Sterling Silver: $140
18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $260
14 Karat Gold: $400
18 Karat Gold: $580
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