My fascination with signet rings was piqued about a month ago when Butterlane Antiques posted this photo on Instagram.
For some reason, it seems so apropos to wear a signet ring as the leaves change colors and people head back to school. Perhaps it reminds me of my mom’s old class ring? Whatever is making the neurons connect in my crazy jewelry-obsessed brain, the fact remains that adding a signet ring to your jewelry box might be a fabulous
idea right about now. (How is it that I don’t own one?!)
Signet rings are certainly nothing new, in fact they date back to 3500 BC! Though they historically have been used as a person’s “official mark,” they are now simply a personal expression of style. I’ve been keeping my eye out for stylish signets, both modern and vintage, and I have a few to share with you. In no particular order…
Bull Insignia Signet Ring from Esqueleto
Sarah Chloe Square Signet Ring
(also comes in silver)
Alexis Kletjian Lucky Star Signet Ring
(comes in rose gold, yellow gold and platinum)
Workhorse Jewelry Kendall Signet Ring
Knight in Shining Armor Signet Ring from Erica Weiner
Samantha Knight Signet Ring
Jacquie Aiche Burst Diamond Signet Ring
Victorian Three Feather Signet Ring from Reliquary
Devon Woodhill Lotus Signet Ring
As you can see from this handful of examples, there’s a wide range in styles of signet rings — from bold to more dainty, from sleek to more ornate. Perhaps there’s one that suits your personal style? Do tell.