Birks - Vintage Sterling Silver 'The Torch Held High' Gents Signet Ring (VR549)

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Birks - Vintage Sterling Silver 'The Torch Held High' Gents Signet Ring .   This Vintage ring is crafted from sterling Silver, hallmarked Birks Sterling.   Featuring enamel work, lovely detail, and Vintage styling.  The ring exhibits a letter M with a flaming torch and a message that says: The Torch Held High.  The enamel work displays colours of cobalt blue , green and yellow. The ring is solid and substantial, featuring tapered wide shoulders, leading down to a smooth and polished shank, which allows for a comfortable fit.

Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.

Birks Group traces its origins to the opening by Henry Birks of a small jewellery shop in Montreal in 1879. With an investment of CAD$3,000, Henry Birks opened in 1879 a small jewellery shop on Saint James Street in the heart of Montreal's financial and commercial district.


Measurements: Face of the Ring 14.00 mm x 14.00 mm 

Weight: 8.30 grams 

Ring Size: 9 1/4 

Condition: Very good.   Note: Slight age related wear under magnification. 

Origin: Canada   Maker: Birks 

Date: Circa 1980

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