A simply stunning Platinum stone set signet ring, a Rebus stone set signet ring in the rarest of precious metals, is a heritage piece that is well worth the investment. Framing the stone of your choice and your bespoke, hand engraved emblem, your ring is designed to become a treasured piece worn for many, many decades. Designed with solid backs, giving the stones the strength and stability they deserve, these signet rings last a lifetime.
Platinum is the heaviest of precious metals, almost twice as heavy as 14 carat gold, but its real appeal is in its enduring bright white colour. Platinum doesn't tarnish and maintains its natural colour throughout its life, making it the perfect choice for an exclusive heirloom piece of jewellery. At 95% pure, platinum is also hypo-allergenic.
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 14mm x 12mm face is our best-selling gentleman's size, the 16mm x 13mm is for larger hands and the 12mm x 10mm would suit a lady's hand or a slender gentleman's little finger. Our 11mm x 9mm face size is specially designed for smaller hands. 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