An 18ct yellow gold Rebus signet ring exudes pure understated luxury, exceptionally high quality and classic British style. A substantial ring with a sense of real heritage behind it, once hand engraved with your unique design, is a pleasure to wear every day.
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.
The choice of metal and weight perfectly complements a 14mm x 12mm face size, our best-selling gentleman's signet ring. The 16mm x 13mm for larger hands and the 13mm x 11mm for ladies or a slender gentleman's hand. Our 11mm x 9mm face size is perfected for discreet everyday wear on smaller hands.
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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