The name signet ring comes from the Latin “signum,” meaning sign. Originally, these rings were worn by
religious leaders, merchants, nobility and loyalty and were used as seals to mark important documents. The
raised face of these signets would be engraved with a monogram, family crest or symbol which would be
pressed into hot wax. Passed on from one generation to the next, these rings were associated with class,
authority and wealth.
Since then, signets have taken on a different meaning and come in various shapes and styles. Today signet rings offer a unique way to add a personal touch of class to your style. Types of gold signet rings range from classic gold signets to gold signet bands with stone, from large bands to dainty signet rings, and from oval to square and rectangular shapes. Often given as a coming of age gift, these rings become a mark made in time, eternalizing an ephemeral moment in a person’s life. As such, they often have high sentimental value to the wearer and are heirlooms in the making, to be forever enjoyed by generations to come.
Signet rings are also much sought after fashion rings, offering an elegant and personal way to express your unique style. Bringing in class and tradition, these timeless pieces are sure to make a statement. What better way to celebrate your unique self than to wear a monogrammed gold signet ring? Combining great design with highest ethical standards as always, you can buy signet rings from Eternate to celebrate any special day.
Signet Rings FAQs
Signet rings are distinguished by their flat surface that is somewhat raised above the rest of the ring. This flat surface will typically bear a monogram or a family crest engraving, and can come in many different shapes, from circles to ovals, squares and rectangles. Signet rings also vary in size. Today both the large signet ring and the dainty signet ring are much sought after designs.
In the past, signet rings were worn on the pinky finger of the non-dominant hand. That is why even today you might see many people sporting this style on their pinkies. That being said, unlike engagement rings or wedding bands, the signet band does not have an assigned finger nowadays. Whether it is worn on the index finger, the thumb or any other finger, the gold signet ring is always a great, timeless fashion statement.
Traditionally a masculine piece of jewelry, signet rings were worn by gentlemen on the pinky finger, and used as a seal to sign important documents. Despite this past however, gold signet rings today are worn by everyone, male and female alike, who wants to make a perfect statement of personal style.
Signet rings make the perfect coming of age gift for an 18th or 21st birthday, a graduation or a milestone in life of a loved one. Engraved with a monogram, date or a special word to commemorate the day these classic gold signet rings are sure to make a mark in time. Mixing heritage with personal style, these timeless yet fashionable bands also offer a perfectly stylish way to celebrate yourself, a gift that is just right for you.
Yes, we can engrave anything you want on a signet ring. Monograms, family crests, initials, handwritings and even photographs can be engraved on your special signet. Please make sure to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Yes, the pinky ring is another name given to signet rings. Because traditionally these rings were worn on the pinky finger and used as personal seals.
The decision is entirely up to you. While some prefer gold signets others opt for silver or pink gold.
Yes, putting an engraving on your signet ring is just one way to make it a bit more personal. However, many people choose to have a blank signet as a trendy accessory.