Luxuriously stylish, the traditionally shaped setting of this Rebus cushion signet ring makes it a perfect match with any stone. Our award winning team of hand engravers will create your unique design with the most intricate care, bringing you a piece of history and heritage to enjoy wearing every day. Each Rebus stone set signet ring comes with a solid back as standard. This gives the stone more strength and stability.
18ct gold (750 parts of gold per thousand) makes beautiful looking signet rings, rich in colour and that improves with age as it takes on its own patina. The majority of the signet rings we make are in 18ct gold. A Rebus signet ring either in 9ct, 14ct or 18ct gold will last a lifetime. Yellow gold, the element's natural colour, is by far the most traditional colour for signet rings. Yellow gold is usually alloyed with copper and silver to strengthen it and give the jewellery longevity. The shade of the gold depends on its gold content and 18 carat gold has a richer yellow colour than the paler 9 carat gold.
Also known as Carnelian, the name comes from the Latin word for flesh: carnis. The name refers to the dark, almost fleshy colour often seen in the stone. The colour comes from the iron-oxide in its structure, and at Rebus, we select stones with a uniformly deep red to brown colour. Cornelian was widely used in the Roman Empire to make engraved gems for signet rings or wax seals for correspondence or other important documents, as the hot wax they used did not stick to Cornelian. The stone is most commonly found in Brazil, India, Siberia and Germany. Cornelian was once the stone prescribed for those with weak or timid voices, thought to give them the power to speak with courage and conviction. It was also said to protect against envious glances and to grant the wishes of the wearer.
The medium sized stone set cushion signet ring is our best seller. It will look comfortable on your little finger or, for smaller hands, on your ring finger. The larger 16mm x 13mm stone set signet will suit larger hands or make a bold statement on smaller hands. The small (12mm x 10mm) cushion signet ring will look discreet but still large enough to accommodate a family crest. These measurements refer to the overall face size, rather than just the stone.
Deep seal engraving
Traditional deep seal engraving is the most popular method of engraving signet rings. We create your design by carving deeply into the metal, hand engraving the design in reverse.
Once the seal engraving is completed, we use the engraved signet ring to produce a 3d wax impression - the seal. Your ring will arrive presented in a beautiful gift box, with an encapsulated impression of your design and a wax taper to make your own seals. If you would prefer for us to engrave your design as it is seen on paper, i.e. not in reverse, please let us know by using the comment box found in your shopping bag. read less
Surface cut engraving
As with seal engraving, surface engraving is produced by hand, using handheld gravers. In fact, it's the same technique used by traditional bank note engravers.
Unlike seal engraving, we don't carve deep into the metal - instead, we create the design by cutting hundreds of lines of varying widths and depths until the design comes to life. This method is ideal for cufflinks and it also looks effective on signet rings, but does not have the same longevity as seal engraving. read less
Engraving message inside the band
You can have a message or motto of up to approx 25 characters hand engraved inside the band for just £50.
Of course, this depends on the finger size, so talk to us about whether your engraving will fit. You can choose from two styles - either roman capitals or upper and lower case script. read less