A signet - from the Latin "signum" translating to "sign" - is a style of ring with a long history. Dating back as far as Ancient Egypt, signet rings of yore featured a family crest or distinctive emblem that was used as a seal on important documents and correspondence. The tradition of these rings continued into the more modern day in Great Britain and were used for their intended purpose (as an authoritative signature) well into the 19th century. Even as the days of sealing wax were left behind, the signet ring continued to be worn as signifier of identity, and later as a prestige piece and a gentleman's ring. Our signet ring is made in 14k yellow gold with an oval face and gently flared shoulders. You can choose to wear it unadorned or add a single hand-engraved script letter. Please indicate your choice of letter in the notes field at checkout. These rings are made to order just for you, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.