Signet rings are rings worn by individuals bearing an initial, monogram, or other image to denote the identity and, long ago, the social or noble status of the wearer. Signet rings have a long and illustrious history and figure prominently in a great deal of well known artwork and literature. The earliest types of gold signet rings were found in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians, the same society that was first to fully incorporate wedding and engagement rings into their religious ceremonies and hold them as important social constructs.
The signet ring's original purposes of indicating rank and imprinting seals on important letters are no longer concerns in the modern western world, but the beauty of signet rings and their interesting background have kept them alive as stylish fashion accessories for men and women.
The most common types of signet rings currently worn are made from white or yellow gold and engraved with the initials or simply the first letter of the wearer’s first name. The variety of shapes, widths, and styles for the ring and the number of fonts from which to choose to create engravable signet rings allow you to personalize your gold signet ring in a number of ways not limited to your initials.
Our signet rings for men and women are engravable in the layout and font of your choice, as indicated on each individual ring’s page. The traditional style of monogram, known as the Roman monogram, is generally written in block letters and centers a large surname initial between the letters for the first and middle names. The interlocking monogram for our signet rings is set up in a similar way but uses script lettering to weave the letters together in an artistic way. The circle monogram is a stylized form of monogram in which the initial letters are formed and rounded in such a way as to fill a circle shape, which of course looks wonderful on round signet rings. Font styles close to the traditional lettering for each are offered, but you are free to mix and match all of these elements to make a signet ring that is uniquely you.