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Jewelry is not just an accessory, jewelry carries deep meaning and connection to people and places. One piece of jewelry that has a rich history and symbolism is the signet ring. Its name originated from the Latin word “signum” meaning “sign” and was originally worn by religious leaders and Pharaohs. Signet rings have been around for centuries, and they have served multiple purposes⎯from marking personal records to signifying status or affiliation. In this post, you’ll learn what signet rings are, their ancient origins and symbols, and why they are still timeless pieces of jewelry.
History of Signet Rings
Signet rings became popular in ancient times. Oftentimes used as signatures and personal seals for official documents, signet rings had custom-designed symbols on the ring face and were ideal for marking ownership or authorship of letters and other forms of communication. The designs found on a signet ring usually held a person's name, initials, and sometimes even a family crest or coat of arms. The designs and symbols on a signet ring vary widely from culture to culture and throughout history.
The symbols used on a signet ring hold deep significance because whether it’s a symbol of family heritage or a personal emblem representing the wearer's unique identity, each signet ring tells a story. While these rings have been around for centuries, they still hold relevance today. Customize one and create a timeless design for yourself or a loved one that you will treasure today and for years to come. Get creative and truly personal by customizing one of our signet rings with a birthstone, a special date, your name, or the name of a family member. Contact us to learn more about customization options.
Our expert craftsmanship and the personalization that goes into making our collection of signet rings makes them a timeless piece of jewelry. Create a reminder of your heritage, identity, and family legacy. If you're looking for a personal and meaningful present, or a unique addition to your jewelry collection, a signet ring is the perfect choice for you. Our signet rings are handmade with solid 14k yellow gold for a beautiful finish, making it a great accessory on its own or with other pieces.