Ring History

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.

Despite their large sizes, signets were also intended as a symbol of class and wealth with many families having a single ring passed down from one generation to another because of its value. Only the extremely rich or significant members of society had rings unique to them. This included the King, the religious leaders, the medical doctors, the barristers and the lawyers, as well as other noblemen.


As the times changed, the men would choose not to wear them on their finger, but instead to mount them on chains or on the fob of their pocket watch and by the nineteenth century, signet rings were mounted with gemstones to increase their worth.


Today, signet rings although not dissimilar in style to the ancient signet rings do not hold so much administrative meaning but are rather fashion statements or family heirloom handed down from one generation to the next.

History of class rings

The tradition of wearing a class ring originated from America in the year 1835.  Almost 180 years ago, students of the United States Military Academy at West Point were the first to wear these rings before the tradition was cultivated in other parts of the world. The rings were made to signify unity and in remembrance of years spent at the academy. As the tradition developed further, additional details are incorporated into the rings and jewellery to signify the values instilled in each student, symbols of friendship and a sense of belonging.

History of championship rings

The first championship rings date back to the late 19th century, when the Montreal Hockey Club received what resembled a wedding band after their 1893 championship. From the 20th century, the awarding of championship rings spread across different sports leagues in North America.


With the first World Series ring given to the members of the New York Giants following their victory in the 1922 World Series over the New York Yankees. Since then, rings became an annual custom and every World Series champions team has been awarded with individual championship rings.


The first championship rings date back to the late 19th century, when the Montreal Hockey Club received what resembled a wedding band after their 1893 championship. From the 20th century, the awarding of championship rings spread across different sports leagues in North America. With the first World Series ring given to the members of the New York Giants following their victory in the 1922 World Series over the New York Yankees. Since then, rings became an annual custom and every World Series champions team has been awarded with individual championship rings.


While the rings grew in size and glamour over the course of the 20th century, the process for creating them remained relatively stable. Ring producers relied on hand-drawn models of the rings along with molds of various hand sizes, creating an inexact science for both the producers and teams alike. But recent innovations have changed the ring-making game altogether. With the use of 3D printers, the design and production of title rings has been expedited, creating a world of possibilities