Deo Confido is the motto running across the waving banner that is part of this handsome crest ring. Its meaning, trust in God.
Carved in carnelian agate, the crest also sports an eagle's head, an eagle with wings spread and a lion passant and two flowers, possibly Tudor roses, and a chevron.
The history of the crest (stemming from heraldry) and its use of complex symbols and devices dates back to over a thousand years ago. The study of these coats of arms is a fascinating trek into a variety of areas of history.
With a powerful presence, the ring speaks volumes about the wearer. Set into 14k rose gold, the carnelian is carved to precision and the detail easily seen from the surface, or when making a seal into wax or putty.
It is bezel set with a gently curving gallery, reeded shoulders and a tapered smooth shank worn to a silken finish by time.