Gold and Jasper signet Ring with concave shaped heraldic impalement Intaglio of two noble Families Coats of Arms forever embedded into the dark Red of the stone with great skill. The texture of the stone a la spilled Blood congealing on Grey Rock. This shield consists of two complete but different coats of arms set side by side, most likely of husband and wife, separated by a vertical line, the practice is known as impalement. The Wife’s arms are placed on the sinister (left) side while those of her Husband occupy the dexter(right) portion. On the sinister There is Chevron between three Unicorn heads severed and on the dexter there is a wavy line (often used to represent water) between three Roundel symbols. Above the field there is mural crown with a head of a Dragon (Dragons in heraldry ) severed or erased,turned right. The mural coronet,which occurs frequently in civic heraldry and occasionally in the arms of distinguished military men is divided by lines resembling masonry or brickwork,with an embattled top. In heraldry the unicorn is best known as the symbol of Scotland. Three Unicorns represent the House of Unicorns, the kin of Wilkinson (traceable from 1250 AD)or Wilkinson Descent line. Thus the woman was from the house of Wilkinson. Here at Wilkinson Coats of Arms I found a coat of arms closely reminiscent a part of the coat I have on this ring. This coat of arms is reported to be officially documented in Burke's General Armory ,and thus it becomes an important clue in our case. The second,dexter part of the field is featuring three Roundel symbols closely reminds the coat of arms of the House of Courtenay that dates from the very start of the age of heraldry. Apparently adopted by Renaud de Courtenay before his death in 1190 AD and before the split of the family into French and English branches, as the arms are used both in France and England. These are therefore very early arms as heraldry came into widespread use from about 1200 AD -1215 AD. Thus I presume that the ring bears a Coat of Arms made up of the coats of two descendants of the House of Wilkinson (Wife) and House of Courtenay( Husband), as a result of marriage that took place once upon a time in the past, likely in Britain. Apparently the shank maybe a later mod, or it was initially made to fit very small sized finger of a woman or a child ( the fruit of that marriage?). The shank is made of solid 18K gold and can be replaced with another to fit larger sized fingers. As a Signet this ring is suitable for Men and Women if the size is right . Origin,Period : this ring may well date to XVIII - XIX centuries ,there are no hallmarks. Condition: Fine Used .It was resized in the past. The shank is made of solid 18K Yellow Gold. Stone is in great shape with a minor bite at 12.03 o'Clock, no other damages found,it's firm and solid. Secure in 8 golden claws but still can be rotated a bit sideways. Measurements : The stone is 21mm x 18.5 mm at axes x 6.85 mm deep / ca 18.8 ct Size : Ø 3.75 US scale / 14.65mm. Resizing of this ring may be possible up to about US 6 Weight: 12.8 grams.