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Begonia

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I'm having my old signet ring refaced so a local master engraver can redo it. I'm considering getting another in the future and am looking for inspiration (down the road a ways). The preloved lions head one is gorgeous! Show me yours???
 

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Begonia

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I'm having my old signet ring refaced so a local master engraver can redo it. I'm considering getting another in the future and am looking for inspiration (down the road a ways). The preloved lions head one is gorgeous! Show me yours???

It got re-engraved last year after some big drama from the jeweler. It's much nicer engraving now I think :) 20220903_204705.jpg
 

Cerulean

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It isn’t your typical signet, but it was my grandmother’s. She was the first woman to graduate from her law school, and my grandfather wore it on his pinky as his wedding ring until the day he died.

I was very close to her. And I happen to be getting my M.S. from the same school!

One day I want to replace the synthetic sapphire that is so abraded there’s hardly anything left. The engraving is lovely with a rich patina.



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Mreader

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It isn’t your typical signet, but it was my grandmother’s. She was the first woman to graduate from her law school, and my grandfather wore it on his pinky as his wedding ring until the day he died.

I was very close to her. And I happen to be getting my M.S. from the same school!

One day I want to replace the synthetic sapphire that is so abraded there’s hardly anything left. The engraving is lovely with a rich patina.



07CC944C-0B98-4818-9029-5C057D799DFD.jpeg

What an amazing story!
 

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It isn’t your typical signet, but it was my grandmother’s. She was the first woman to graduate from her law school, and my grandfather wore it on his pinky as his wedding ring until the day he died.

I was very close to her. And I happen to be getting my M.S. from the same school!

One day I want to replace the synthetic sapphire that is so abraded there’s hardly anything left. The engraving is lovely with a rich patina.



07CC944C-0B98-4818-9029-5C057D799DFD.jpeg

An amazing story, kudos to your grandmother! While I would also personally agree with wanting to replace the abraded synthetic stone there's something to be said about seeing how absolutely loved this ring was. Wonder if the stone is worth repolishing and setting in something else?
 

Begonia

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Would you share the name of the engraver? I have been thinking about having my signet ring redone. Thank you!

Ok! He is Coast Handworks in BC, Canada. I had to go thru a jeweler to access him. Give it a go? He did a nice job, it took 3 tries because of the idiot jewelers. 2 older British dudes who do not listen. Absolutely a must to have a proper work order filled out, something they are very reluctant to do, hence 3 attempts at engraving. This final one is nice - not as deep as I wanted but far better than the other 2.
 

Cerulean

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An amazing story, kudos to your grandmother! While I would also personally agree with wanting to replace the abraded synthetic stone there's something to be said about seeing how absolutely loved this ring was. Wonder if the stone is worth repolishing and setting in something else?

Unfortunately, the stone is as flat as a pancake! I've even wondered if it was glass given how worn down it is! It's a sweet idea though...

This won't be something I rush, the ring itself needs to have the shank rebuilt to wearable. I am excited to wear it again though, I actually graduate in Spring 2023 so it has been on my mind!
 

Mreader

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I would love a signet like this (JA makes them) but vintage. Most I’ve found that have an animal motif stamped on them are really huge. I even asked JA what they weight of these rings would be (they are expensive) if I had one made and they said “I dunno - bc each piece is made to order we can’t tell you”. And I asked “even a ballpark idea?” Nope. How stupid is that?? But the rings are so cute: 872C17E6-DDA7-4D7C-99EC-0A49C89DC31B.png
 

Bravissimo

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Just inherited this from my mother. Would love to know what to do with it. So mangled and the engraving is almost invisible. It is 14 carat. Had it probably 50 years. 20902593-EFE8-4C2B-A254-04B5124E34C6.jpeg
 

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Just inherited this from my mother. Would love to know what to do with it. So mangled and the engraving is almost invisible. It is 14 carat. Had it probably 50 years. 20902593-EFE8-4C2B-A254-04B5124E34C6.jpeg

How sweet! If it were mine, I’d have the shank reshaped/sized if necessary, and leave the engraving as is. It is a sign of how much the ring was worn and loved. Maybe one day you could have it polished off and re-engraved with your own initials, image, or what have you.
 
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