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Ultimate Guide To Signet Rings

August 24, 2021

Ultimate Guide To Signet Rings

Whether you’re looking to honor your family’s heritage or to join in on the newest trends, signet rings are your fashionable and affordable answer. Traditionally adorned with a family’s coat of arms and used to seal letters with wax, signet rings are rising in popularity for their fascinating history and timeless style. 

From Ancient Egypt To His Royal Highness 

Though signet rings are often attributed to European royalty, their origins lie much further back in history. Pharaohs in ancient Egypt have been found wearing these rings (whose name in Latin comes for the word for “sign”) engraved with any number of symbols or hieroglyphs. 

As time went on, the rings began to be used not only as a statement piece, but as a way to seal letters with guaranteed veracity. As they became more popular in use, common people began to carry signet rings as well, passing them down from generation to generation. Today, people around the world wear signet rings including royal and religious leaders, and everyday citizens. 

Designs As Unique As You 

The originators of the signet ring would be quite surprised at how many options there are today for signet rings. While most people choose gold for their band in either traditional yellow or white, silver signet rings are gaining in popularity. 

After you choose the metal, there’s only one thing left to do — determine what your engraving will be. While some families do have official crests, some gentlemen create a design to use as a crest. Others prefer to use a single initial or full monogram with a blocked, Roman, etched or Celtic font. There is no rule here, but keep in mind a signet ring is meant to be passed from generation to generation.

Ready to choose your perfect signet ring? IBGoodman has been making signet rings and monogrammed jewelry since its establishment in 1937. With more than 80 years of experience, it’s easy to see why thousands of men choose us as their source for heirloom-quality signet rings.

Visit our website to view our wide range of beautiful signet rings that fit any style, and personalize yours today. Once you select a style, you can see the ring in different metals with a click of a button. If you’re adding a crest, email it to us at customerservice@ibgoodman.com. For more tips and our latest updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Instagram!






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