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Traditionally signet rings were one of the few pieces of jewellery worn exclusively by men; recent trends, however, have seen women opt for these simple rings also.


This surface is often ornamented with intaglio (a term encompassing incising or engraving), a family coat of arms, or a personal signature/ initials. Engraving is sometimes done directly onto the metal, or alternatively, onto a gemstone which will be set into the ring. Particular gemstones are preferable for this use, such as carnelian, sardonyx, and onyx. This is because signet rings often served a dual use as wax seals (the word ‘signet’ actually originates from the Latin "sigillum” or "seal”) and these gemstones are known for their anti-adhesive qualities.


 
Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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