Ring, c.1475-1525. Silver.
“The open shears engraved upon the bezel of this signet ring indicate that it belonged to a member of a tailor’s guild. The tools of craftsmen were often engraved upon seal matrices and signet rings to indicate membership of the guild and thus to confer status upon the wearer.
A large group of similar rings from Germany and central Europe have been found, most of which are silver or bronze, and which bear the emblems of a number of different trades.”