Fashion / Industry

16 New Signet Rings For Boss Holiday Style


Most in the jewelry industry are more than familiar with the signet ring, a style that has been around for ages but has recently seen a spike in popularity. Whether you design them or sell them, admire them or take an interest in their history, there’s no shortage in the current market of pieces to please.

It appears that the general public, however, has some concerns.

Google “signet ring” and a surprising theme appears: People seem especially skeptical of the style, some going so far as to wonder about the legality of wearing one. Some of the most popular searches include “What does wearing a signet ring mean?”; “Is it okay to wear a signet ring?”; and the kicker, “Is wearing a signet ring legal?”

Perhaps it’s the style’s history, twisted and tumbled through years of interpretation, that has curious consumers confused. Going back to the 19th century, the pinky ring—most often a style of signet—was a symbol of organized crime, often worn by bosses of powerful families. Most people wondering about the lawfulness of such pieces are probably referring to what they’ve no doubt seen in films like The Godfather and other Mafia-centric films and TV shows. Given how powerfully symbolic jewelry can be, the signet’s reputation is really not surprising.

The signet ring itself has a history going further back than even that, used as a symbol of power and class, as a seal to authenticate documents, and as a method of signature.

Today, signet rings are one of the coolest styles on the market—and currently very popular. Whether worn on the pinky for a style that’s totally boss or even selected as an alternative engagement ring, this storied jewel contains multitudes of meaning and potential. Here, some of the newest to stock, stat—just in time for the holidays.

Jolly Bijou pod signet inlay ring
Pod signet inlay ring in 14k rose gold with tsavorite, ruby, and lapis lazuli, $2,350; Jolly Bijou
EF Collection hummingbird signet
Hummingbird signet ring in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $1,050; EF Collection
Savolinna diamond signet ring
Solitaire signet ring in 18k rose gold with enamel, 0.9 ct. diamond, and 0.18 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,133; Savolinna
Kwiat signet ring
Signet ring in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $2,550; Kwiat
State Property emerald signet ring
Spade Warisan minor signet ring in 18k yellow gold with emerald, $1,560; State Property
Katerina Marmagioli serpent coin ring
Serpent coin ring in 14k yellow gold and sterling silver with 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,600; Katerina Marmagioli
Patcharavipa zambian signet ring
Zambian signet ring in 18k Siam yellow gold with 5.9 ct. emerald, £38,200 ($47,000); Patcharavipa
Kaltham's Pavilion stars signet ring
Stars signet ring in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $1,100; Kaltham’s Pavilion
Greenwich St Jewelers Chroma signet ring
Chroma signet ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.37 ct. t.w. rainbow sapphires and tsavorite, $1,650; Greenwich St. Jewelers
Harvey Owen halo heart ring
Halo collection signet ring in yellow gold with diamonds, price on request; Harvey Owen
Type Jewelry signet ring
The 6th half and half signet ring in 14k yellow gold with malachite and diamonds, $2,400; Type
Rey FJ monogram signet ring
Bold monogram signet ring in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $1,950; Rey FJ
Mateo turquoise coin ring
Coin signet ring in 14k yellow gold with turquoise and diamond, $1,800; Mateo
Heavenly Vices dragonfly ring
Dragonfly signet ring in 14k yellow gold, $4,500; Heavenly Vices
Howl Azalea ring
Azalea ring in 18k yellow gold with Venetian glass and diamonds, price on request; HOWL

Top: Memoir crest signet ring in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $7,500; Briony Raymond

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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