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Fortune Favours The Brave

Spectacular oval carnelian intaglio

Features the heraldic coat of arms of Baron Bloomfield of Tipperary, depicting a crown with escutcheon containing three lozenges and supports of rearing horses

Latin text reads forte fortuna juvat (fortune favours the brave) and tria juncta en uno (three in one)

Excellent antique condition – light surface wear with tiny nibble on the central bottom edge, which will be contained in setting

Why we love it

The intaglio of Baron Bloomfield of Tipperary no less. You have to admit this one is pretty damn special.

It positively radiates virility and masculinity, as evidenced in the rampant equine supporters and the Latin motto forte fortuna juvat – fortune favours the brave.

The other Latin text, tria juncta en uno (three in one), represents the united kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. It’s the motto of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, a British anointment founded by King George I and based on the medieval ceremony of appointing a knight, which included bathing to symbolise purification.

Yep, the Baron clearly had a gigantic pair of (clean) cojones.

And since we know lots of you love to geek out on facts, Baron Bloomfield, of Oakhampton and Redwood in the County of Tipperary, was a title in the Peerage of Ireland, created in 1825 for Lieutenant-General Sir Benjamin Bloomfield. The Irish-born Bloomfield was a British soldier, politician, court official and diplomat.

Later, in 1871, Bloomfield’s son, after retiring as British Ambassador to Austria, became the second Baron Bloomfield in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, this time of Ciamhaltha in the County of Tipperary.

Both titles became extinct upon the death of the second baron in 1879.

Courage people, is what we take from this. Get out there. Take risks. Dare to dream. And if you fall along the way, get right back up and try again. Life is short. Time goes by quickly. Don’t waste another moment.

And if all the talk of action makes your head spin, adopt your own Order of the Bath and take a long, luxurious soak before rising, anointed, to take on the world.

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Chonky signet, Colour pop sleek signet, Dainty ring, Sleek signet



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13.4 x 12.5 x 2.6mm


Excellent antique condition with light surface wear

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