Victorian era gold and bloodstone signet ring
A delicately, hand-hammered, Victorian-era signet ring in 10k yellow gold with a stunning bloodstone inset. Although it is hallmarked, the makers marks are unreadable. The ring test to be 10k and should fit a size 6.75 to 7.
In the ancient world, bloodstone (also known as heliotrope) was considered the most desirable of the Jaspers, with a deep, vibrant green surface flecked with dots of bright red. Used as a protective talisman, it was crafted into signet seals, jewelry and even decorative cups and statuary. In Scottish tradition, the bloodstone is one of the few semi-precious stones native to the country, with the best known (and most colorful) deposits found on the Isle of Rum. In addition to aquamarine and turquoise, bloodstone is birthstone for March.