How to style women’s signet rings

What is a Signet Ring?


In ancient Egypt, a signet ring was found in the tomb of an Egyptian Princess named Adoratrice Ankhnesneferibre, who was the daughter of Psamtek II. This discovery dates back to the 6th century AD. Throughout British history, signet rings have been associated with prominent figures such as Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Henrietta Maria, indicating that they were not limited to a specific gender and were worn by both men and women.


Today, signet rings are more commonly worn as fashionable accessories rather than for their original purpose of signing documents or sealing important letters. They come in various designs and materials, serving as a personal and stylistic statement for the wearer. Despite their evolved usage, these rings still hold historical significance and remain popular in modern jewellery fashion.


Which finger should you wear the signet ring?


Traditionally, signet rings were worn on the little or 'pinkie' finger. This finger was chosen because it is used less for gripping and handling objects, making it convenient for wearing a ring that wouldn't interfere with daily activities. Additionally, the little finger allowed for easy and quick removal of the signet ring, which was practical for quickly signing documents.


In modern times, the primary purpose of signet rings has shifted from practical use to decorative fashion accessories. As a result, people have the freedom to wear signet rings on any finger they prefer. However, wearing a signet ring on the classic pinkie position can still make a statement and stand out, particularly for women, as it's not a typical finger for wearing rings in contemporary fashion.




Single Signet ring styles:

Signet rings now come in a range of styles, catering to different preferences and tastes. There are options for those who prefer a bold and prominent look, as well as those who prefer a more understated and sleek design. Here are some simple styles to consider:


  • A classic signet ring with a plain band is an excellent choice for everyday wear. It offers a timeless and versatile appeal, making it suitable for various occasions and outfits.


  • For a more traditional look, a classic signet ring with a detailed design or a gem on the face is a great option. This style harks back to the historical significance of signet rings while adding a touch of elegance and sophistication.


With the unique and modern design, there's a signet ring to suit every individual's sign and preferences. Whether you prefer a traditional, minimalist, or symbolic look, signet rings continue to be a cherished and perfect piece for any occasion.



Wearing signet rings with multiple rings


Pairing signet rings with other rings and various finger ring styles can create a striking and personalised look. When wearing multiple rings, a bold and eye-catching signet ring can serve as the anchor, drawing attention and acting as a focal point for the overall ensemble.



Clothing & Fashion


Styling a signet ring involves considering both your clothing and other jewellery pieces. To create a powerful look, pair signet rings with similarly styled bracelets, chain necklaces, and earrings. For a more focused hand-centric look, combine the signet ring with huggies, studs, and a delicate necklace like our Snake collection.

In terms of clothing, signet rings work well as a statement piece for both professional settings and special occasions. They exude confidence and assertiveness. You can enhance the overall look by matching the gold colour of the signet ring and each birthstone to the rest of your outfit, creating a cohesive style. For instance, a signet ring with a dark stone, like our Onyx gemstone, would complement an all-black outfit.

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