2018 is the year to invest in a signet ring. No longer an accessory restricted to men with a noble status, today’s signet ring has been completely re-imagined. Make way for a new crop of innovative designs that can be a jewellery staple for both men and women.
From secret messages hidden in braille diamonds to classic initial designs, there’s an abundance of styles to choose from. Here’s 5 reasons why signet rings are so great and you should add one to your collection immediately.
It’s 2018. Your jewellery shouldn’t be dictated by your gender. For too long, the signet ring was reserved for men only; now, the jewellery piece is worn equally by both men and women. Hallelujah!
They’re full of history
Dating back to as far as 1800 BC, signet rings were traditionally engraved with a distinctive seal or monogram, so people could use them as their signature. In a time where only a few could write, these rings, with their distinguishing mark or badge, could be impressed on wax or clay to authenticate documents and establish ownership.
You can personalise them
Many of the signet rings on JewelStreet can be engraved with your initials. However, some of the designs take personalisation one step further. For example, Jessie V E cleverly hides secret dates or messages in the diamonds used on her Feel The Love rings. How? By setting certain diamonds upside down with their points up, using the braille alphabet and numbers as reference. It’s a subtle and innovative take on traditional engraved signet rings.
There are so many designs to choose from
From hearts to fleur de lis, skulls to owls – there are so many unique designs to choose from. Canadian designer Janine de Dorigny makes a signet ring from tulipwood, StyleRocks have a heart-shaped design, and Imperfect Grace offers a very blingy diamond option. The choice is yours!
You can pass them down through generations
Signet rings are traditionally handed down to children from their parents or grandparents, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy a new one. Start a tradition in your family and buy a handcrafted signet ring that you’ll be able to pass down through the generations of your family.
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