9ct Georgian Carnelian Flip Ring

The Curio


A special Georgian double sided seal ring in carnelian with a 9ct shank, this immaculate ring is a rare example of a functional signet from the early 19th century. The carnelian is an alluring dark tangerine tone, incised with the names Sydney and Sophia, perhaps a special treasure shared lovingly between sisters. The ring’s provenance is made all the more alluring by the realization that “Sydney” is written out in forward form (which would appear backward if impressed upon hot wax), while “Sophia” is incised in reverse (to be legible when stamped in hot wax). An intriguing jewel with so much history, this special treasure is sure to be a well loved addition to any collection focused on 19th century jewels rich in provenance. 

Materials and Features: 

9ct gold, carnelian


Circa 19th Century, English


“Sophia” and “Sydney”


Weight: 3.57 grams

Dimensions: 12mm x 9mm carnelian stone

Ring size: 7.0 US

Condition: There is a chip to the stone. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

9ct Georgian Carnelian Flip Ring

Sale price Price $1,095.00 Regular price