Custom Men's Accessories - Signet Rings

"Benjamin is clever and intuitive in a way only custom jewelry makers can be. He completely got what I was after; namely something unique but not obvious, personal and wearable." - Mr Essentialist, New York Fashion Blogger.

At Benjamin Black Goldsmiths we love hand crafting jewellery and accessories for men who appreciate quality craftsmanship, innovative design and attention to detail.

The term "signet" or "seal", from the Latin “sigillum” ("seal"), diminutive of signum ("sign"), dates back at least to the second half of the thirteenth century, when the signet ring was a substitute for a signature on official documents, in a time when few people could write.

But actually, men have been wearing signet rings for thousands of years - dating back to ancient Egypt, more than 4,000 years ago. Many signet rings were discovered in the tombs of pharaohs and some senior officials. These rings were used to signify the authority and to seal business transactions.

Egyptian signet ring of Tutankhamun, XIVth century BC. AD
Etruscan gold and carnelian signetring, Vth century BC. AD

Nowadays signet rings are generally rings that look great and embody significance - rather than having a physical purpose. At Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, we custom make signet rings engraved with customers' coat of arms, initials, or simply as a uniquely designed fashion statement. However, every time, the care and detail that goes into each signet ring means it will be cherished as a legacy piece that will last for generations.

Custom made gold signet ring with fouled anchor, crafted for a retired Navy serviceman.
Custom signet ring hand crafted for New York fashion blogger, Mr Essentialist.
Custom made gold signet ring.
Custom sterling silver and chrome diopside signet ring.
Sterling silver signet rings available now at Benjamin Black Goldsmiths from $190.

If you're considering having a signet ring custom made, get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you.