Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34Since 1971 our expertise and knowledge has developed to create the Rebus brand of today, based in Hatton Garden, London’s famed jewellery quarter, and is home to a small team of award- winning skilled goldsmiths and hand engravers who take enormous pride in their work. Using traditional hand-engraving methods, Founder Emmet Smith and his team create bespoke hand-crafted signet rings and jewellery for customers who want to express their individuality and appreciation of craftsmanship, whilst conveying a sense of quintessential British style. “With a hand-engraved message or symbol, an object can be transformed from the ordinary into the extraordinary, giving it a life and meaning of its own. And in time, the item will acquire its own personality. It will become a talisman – unique and treasured.” E M M E T S M I T H - Founder SIGNET RINGS AND SYMBOLISM For thousands of years people have used symbols on signet rings to express and communicate the things that mean the most to them, creating symbols for identification, love, friendship, affiliation, promise, rebellion. They all serve as personal statements and are often striking and surprising. The use of heraldry as a theme emerged during the Middle Ages, mainly from the military as a means of identification. When wearing suits of armour and closed helmets on the battle and tournament field, the need for a quick, visual way to identify each other became a matter of survival. Today signet rings bearing family crests or symbols are fascinating, not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for the great amount of information they contain. It is our link to an ancient past and a symbol of pride in continuing family heritage. Although they occur in many cultures, they are united in that they are all ‘works of art’ in miniature, exquisite form. They are jewels within their own right. If you would like to discover your family crest or to seek design inspiration, explore our database and enjoy discovering your family crest or how fabulous a monogram of your initials could look. Welcome 5