Signet rings are most commonly seen in Europe, originally used by royalty and aristocrats. A signet ring will have a family crest or initials engraved on the top. The engraving is meant to leave a mark on hot wax like a stamp and was traditionally used as a seal to sign and seal documents, instead of a signature.
Chris wearing his father’s ring with engraved initials.
Nowadays, used more for commemorative purposes, signet rings are still passed down through generations. Some schools and clubs have their own seal for members to wear. Often used on the pinky, signet rings are mainly worn by men, although they can also be seen on fashion-forward women.
So, how would you leave your mark?