This signet-style sterling silver ring features a fleur-de-lis design with fine design accents against a smooth, black oval background and a complementary floral design against a smooth black background on each side of the shank. The design is distinctively textured, three-dimensional and convex—the hollow back reduces the weight of the ring so that it's comfortable to wear and reduces material costs. The ring has a bright finish, oxidized to highlight its rich texture.
The fleur-de-lis symbol, associated with European, and particularly with French, nobility, appears in countless coats of arms and other official, regal or familial regalia. The symbol is a stylized version of a lily, whe three petals thought to represent the three social estates of the medieval period: the nobility, the clergy and the commoner.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.