History of Signet Rings
For hundreds of years, signet rings have been used by families of influence as a wearable form of identification and communication. Signet rings have graced the fingers of Kings, Queens, Lords and anyone who had some kind of social standing and land ownership. Today, it’s has become an accessory that anyone can wear.
Signet rings have a long and prominent history, going as far back as 1400 BC, where they were worn by the Mesopotamian and ancient Egyptian civilizations. These rings have always been decorative and elegant throughout history, but were often highly practical objects that played an influential role in society.
Signet rings were pressed into soft clay or hot wax to leave a distinctive impression that would then act as an official seal. Signet rings were then created solely as an identification mark, so instead of signing their name on a paper, one would simply make their mark with their ring.