da sapere — April 23, 2019 at 4:00 am

The come back of the chevalier




The chevalier ring is back in fashion. Discover the meaning and what are the characteristics of the chevalier ring ♦

Chevalier in French, signet or pinky ring in English, seal in Italian: it was the ring used in antiquity to press the wax and seal the letters. In short, a kind of certified signature of the aristocracy, with the family crest expression of wealth, land, castles and power. Whoever received a letter sealed with lacquer wax, checked the imprint of the ring on the seal, to have the security of authenticity. Today the chevalier ring is also worn by noblemen who are not. Indeed, he probably does not know the history of this type of ring. An example, at the Coachella 2017 the rapper D.R.A.M. he wore a chevalier by the Italian designer Marco Dal Maso.

Marco Dal Maso, anello chevalier in argento con lapislazzulo
Marco Dal Maso, anello chevalier in argento con lapislazzulo

  • In the past, the ring had a raised surface to better embellish the lacquer wax.
  • Subsequently, the chevalier ring simply adopted a flat surface, engraved with the coat of arms of the family.
  • In the Middle Ages the chevalier ring was made of simple burnished silver, especially in the countries of the North: it had a practical function, rather than an ornament.
  • Over time, the ring has become a sign of distinction. Made of gold, it often has a hard stone set, from lapis lazuli to the most expensive sapphire. Those who were very powerful and so rich chose a precious stone.
  • Lost its function of sealing the missives, the ring remained in use as a sign of noble belonging. It is usually worn on the little finger and carries the coat of arms of the family, even if not more in relief, but with a simple incision. It is a symbol of prestige, and is then adopted by those who are not noble, obviously without the heraldic crown.
  • Now it is back in fashion, and luckily also with irony: instead of the design of a coat of arms you can find a heart with the inscription «Love» engraved. Who does not want to renounce the crown can choose its big and white comics version or in black zircons, the Bourbon lily will like the nostalgic, the image of the miraculous Madonna to the devotees, the princess to the dreamers. In short, whether it is silver, gold or metal, which is small and discreet, large and imaginative, there is something for everyone.  M.d.B.

Anello chevalier con diamanti champagne
Colette Jewelry, anello chevalier con diamanti champagne

Anello chevalier con stemma
Arthus-Bertrand, anello chevalier con stemma

Anello chevalier in oro 18 carati, smalto e diamanti
Colette, anello chevalier in oro 18 carati, smalto e diamanti

Marc Deloche, anello in argento
Marc Deloche, anello in argento
Amedeo, anello in argento e sardonica con diamanti e zaffiri. Prezzo 3500 euro
Amedeo, anello in argento e sardonica con diamanti e zaffiri. Prezzo 3500 euro
Queriot, anello in oro rosa lucido e topazio London. Prezzo: 1.850 in oro 9 carati e 2.750 in oro 18 carati
Queriot, anello in oro rosa lucido e topazio London. Prezzo: 1.850 in oro 9 carati e 2.750 in oro 18 carati
LuluFrost, anello in ottone e resina. Prezzo: 190 dollari
LuluFrost, anello in ottone e resina. Prezzo: 190 dollari
Morellato, anello in acciai e zircone
Morellato, anello in acciai e zircone
Carolina Bucci, anello in oro con diamanti, rubini e zaffiri. Prezzo: 4,565 euro
Carolina Bucci, anello in oro con diamanti, rubini e zaffiri. Prezzo: 4,565 euro
Maria Black, anello in metallo placcato oro. Prezzo: 265 euro
Maria Black, anello in metallo placcato oro. Prezzo: 265 euro
Dina Kamali, anello in oro rosa lucido e zaffiri rosa
Dina Kamali, anello in oro rosa lucido e zaffiri rosa
Ebay, anello chevalier da mignolo in argento 925 e zirconi. Prezzo: 108 euro
Ebay, anello chevalier da mignolo in argento 925 e zirconi. Prezzo: 108 euro
Loroetu, anello Prince is coming in argento placcato oro. Prezzo: 550 euro
Loroetu, anello Prince is coming in argento placcato oro. Prezzo: 550 euro
Dear Charlotte, anello Blason Edimbourg. Prezzo: 45 euro
Dear Charlotte, anello Blason Edimbourg. Prezzo: 45 euro
Thomas Sabo, anello in argento Sterling 925 con giglio borbonico circondato da un pavé di zirconi neri. Prezzo: 80 euro
Thomas Sabo, anello in argento Sterling 925 con giglio borbonico circondato da un pavé di zirconi neri. Prezzo: 80 euro
Maschio Goielli Baby-e Chevalier oro giallo, diamanti gialli e blu/verde. Prezzo: 830 euro
Maschio Goielli Baby-e Chevalier oro giallo, diamanti gialli e blu/verde. Prezzo: 830 euro
Chantecler, anello Anima da mignolo in oro giallo e gallo in madreperla bianca e gallo in brillanti. Prezzi: 1800 e euro e 3100
Chantecler, anello Anima da mignolo in oro giallo e gallo in madreperla bianca e gallo in brillanti. Prezzi: 1800 e euro e 3100
Claudia Oddi, anello in oro rosa e pavé di diamanti neri
Claudia Oddi, anello in oro rosa e pavé di diamanti neri
Mediterraneo, anello con immagine della Madonna miracolosa in argento e smalto
Mediterraneo, anello con immagine della Madonna miracolosa in argento e smalto
Axenoff, anello Alex in argento con un topazio centrale, zaffiri e perle
Axenoff, anello Alex in argento con un topazio centrale, zaffiri e perle
Aurélie Bidermann, anello chevalière in oro 18 carati con una pietra Rose de France da 10 carati e un cuore ocmposto da 20 diamanti. Prezzo: 8900 euro
Aurélie Bidermann, anello chevalière in oro 18 carati con una pietra Rose de France da 10 carati e un cuore ocmposto da 20 diamanti. Prezzo: 8900 euro
Givdenchy, anello chevalier in metallo e howlite. Prezzo: 300 euro
Givdenchy, anello chevalier in metallo e howlite. Prezzo: 300 euro
Nadine S, anello da mignolo in bronzo placcato oro 18 carati. Prezzo: 45 euro
Nadine S, anello da mignolo in bronzo placcato oro 18 carati. Prezzo: 45 euro

Anello Ara, inciso a mano, oro 18 carati e diamante, di Marco ta Moko
Anello Ara, inciso a mano, oro 18 carati e diamante, di Marco Dal Maso







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