This classic, oval shaped, 9 carat Yellow Gold signet ring is designed to be worn every day and is a substantial ring with a good quality head and shank. This ring was handmade by R.A.Braithwaite by our own skilled jewellers, is made of recycled Yellow Gold and has our own unique hallmark. Often given as a gift for a special birthday such as an 18th or 21st, signet rings make a wonderful gift and an heirloom for generations to come.
The head is 16 mm in length and 12 mm in width and the ring is a size R 1/2. The ring weighs 6.4g in total.
This ring has an engraved pattern across the head of the oval. All signet rings can be engraved with initials on the head and a date or message on the inside if required – here, if required on the head it would be in the engraving space to the side of the engraved pattern. All engraving is hand engraved by our experts. We also offer seal engraving to be used for wax seals – please enquire for timescale.
The signet ring is a timeless classic piece of jewellery and has played an important part throughout history. Originating from the Latin word ‘signum’ which means ‘sign’, they were often engraved very deeply (seal engraved) with a personal family crest and used by many as a seal. This involved pressing the head of the ring which included the deep engraving into hot wax which would provide an inprint on letters or also, legal documents. Signet ring seals were historically known to be the most authentic way of signing a document, (even more so than a fingerprint!) with the rings being disposed of after the person passed. Today however, they are frequently passed down within a family line from member to member.
Signet rings today are often engraved with the owners initials monogrammed together and often worn on the pinky finger of the non-dominant hand however, they can be worn on any finger by men and women of all ages.
Any ring purchased from R.A.Braithwaite can be resized prior to shipping. Please see our size guide if you need help in determining your ring size.
All items arrive boxed and fully gift wrapped at no extra cost.