© Written by Rachael Taylor for Rapaport
Once a hallmark of the upper crust, signet rings have become democratised and are now signifiers of an allegiance to fashion rather than family tree.
Worn on the pinky by both men and women, these gender-neutral adornments deliver a look that is at once insouciant and considered. In place of traditional crests, today’s signet rings sport simple initials or modern talismans, such as star signs.
Gemstones play a key role, with diamonds outlining where an onyx slice might once have gone, or completely smothering the gold, reawakening the signet ring’s original role as a symbol of wealth and influence.
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