And he waved a thin hand which ought really to have been covered with royal signet rings
made of rubies.
Besides the massive golden signet ring
, which marked his ecclesiastical dignity, his fingers, though contrary to the canon, were loaded with precious gems; his sandals were of the finest leather which was imported from Spain; his beard trimmed to as small dimensions as his order would possibly permit, and his shaven crown concealed by a scarlet cap richly embroidered.
Wingrave's face never changed; but his fingers gripped the arms of his chair so that a signet ring
he wore cut deep into his flesh.
The little old man with the half-closed eyes was there greedily gnawing a mutton bone, and the general who had served blamelessly for twenty-two years, flushed by a glass of vodka and the dinner; and the staff officer with the signet ring
, and Zherkov, uneasily glancing at them all, and Prince Andrew, pale, with compressed lips and feverishly glittering eyes.
Razumov noticed a thick forefinger clasped by a massive gold band set with a blood- red stone--a signet ring
that, looking as if it could weigh half a pound, was an appropriate ornament for that ponderous man with the accurate middle-parting of glossy hair above a rugged Socratic forehead.
Among the 50 items stolen were a green onyx ring belonging to the 52-year-old victim's dad, two silver christening bangles and two gold children's signet rings
This included a number of gold chains, signet rings
, a Royal Artillery badge, a pair of seed pearl droplet earrings, a gold ring with three sapphires, a cocktail watch with rubies and diamonds, two ruby rings, a pair of cameo earrings and a pendant.
Traditionally when it came to jewellery men would have been more in favour of wearing signet rings
," he said.