Custom Made Jewelry Handcrafted –Signet Rings
Freemasonry has existed for centuries and uses symbols from its origins in the art of building, such as the square and compas that are the most emblematic symbols of freemasonry around the world.
These are the basic tools of the builders of the ancient time, when the freemasonry emerged back in the 13th century in England.
It should be noted that these symbols are also shared with the companions of duty and other workers' guilds around the world, which let us understand the impact freemasonry had beyong its inner circle.
It is therefore normal to see on most masonic rings these symbols reproduced in the form of engravings or moldings.
In the case of the project presented here, it is an 18-karats white-gold Freemason ring surmounted by a natural onyx stone receiving in its center the square and the 18-karats yellow gold compass.
Freemason ring made in 18 carat white and yellow gold, via our custom-made ring creation service
The reproduction of antique jewelry is an opportunity to recreate and appropriate pieces of history that fascinate us, both for their design, so different from modern jewelry, and for their history, which reminds us of the origin of our civilization.
The British Museum in London exhibits incredible Byzantine rings, which recall the splendor of the Byzantine Empire, pearl of the Orient at a time when Christianity was very present there.
We therefore had the opportunity for one of our customers to reproduce one of these rings that you can find here on their site.
Intaglio rings are not at all fashionable, they are not even known to the general public at all.
And yet, everything about these rings is fascinating, whether it's their method of manufacture, which hasn't really changed over the centuries, or their millennial history, which bears the traces of the many civilizations that have preceded ours and left their mark for the making of modern intaglio rings.
To open the chapter of intaglio ring is to delve into the history of the world and antiquity, myths and legends, a fascinating world full of adventures, fantastic beasts, gods, but also everyday objects and life scenes from antiquity in Egypt, Mesopotamia or the Roman Empire.
Signet rings are centuries old, and while they are not used anymore as seal ring as they used to be in the past, they are a symbol of pride and elegance nowadays.
There are still synonyme of durability and in most of the case are an heirloom to the future family generation.
We mary ancient craftmanship with modern jewelry tools as 3D rendering and 3D printing to get amazing results. We detail here below the way we proceed and the making process used to craft your bespoke signet ring.
We offer the best customizable experience as your are free to choose:
- The form and size of your ring, no process limitation
- The metal of your choice, it can be Silver, 14k, 18k or even 22k gold
- Open or closed ring (heavier in metal)
- Raised engraving or intaglio
- Metal or gemstone engraving
Men prefer signet rings to rings.
Wearing little jewelry, they are usually oriented towards making unique signet rings personalized according to their tastes. Of course, the price of these signet rings suffers and has nothing to do with the price of simple rings manufactured in series that are found in jewelry dealers.
The purpose of this article is to explain what are the cost factors when making a signet ring in gold or silver and help you to mature your project.
Note that there is no more beautiful signet that the one that makes you want. A beautiful signet ring is one that brings together a style that suits you with the decorative elements that make you vibrate.
Yellow gold is the most desired of the precious metal in jewelry, because of the heat of its glare, it has no equal.
Most family rings or signet rings are in 18-karat gold, but it is normal for exceptional jewels or signet rings that will remain for generations in the family to want a gold of the highest purity, of 24 karats.
Precision, 24-karat gold is necessarily yellow since it is not mixed with any other metal likely to change its color.
So there is no chance to find 24 karats white gold, pink or black gold. The only way to change 24k gold color if plating it with white or black rhodium.
Pure gold is an ideal theoretical gold.
It is also called fine gold or 24 karats gold. For the definition of gold karat, I refer you to this article on the subject.
Gold is usually mined mixed with other metals, so to obtain pure gold, rough godl nuggets are refined through an industrial process.
Biker clubs always have their emblem, worn as well on their leather jacket, tattooed on the body or worn proudly on a jewel.
In this case, this is a silver biker ring that receives the logo of the club, the sponsor belonging to a motorcycle club.
Their emblem depicts a custom pirate style skull with crossbones and a pirate headband on one of the skull's orbits.
The signet ring is a jewel of ancient origin, historically used by both women and men.
This is one of the few jewels that had a practical utility function, as it served as proof of identification, like today's digital signatures, in order to seal the letters with a wax seal. and legal acts (marriage, inheritance ...).
If the wearing of the signet ring meets the aesthetic and fashion today, precise rules governed the wearing of signet rings for the nobles during the Middle Ages.
The wearing of the signet ring changes according to the country, the sex and the time.
Here's how you find it, starting with a review of the fingers of your hand
As you certainly know, religion is a great source of inspiration for the making of jewelry and many museums exhibit ancient religious jewelry, evidence that over the centuries men have worn on their religious symbols under jewelry form.
The religious symbols are most often worn as a pendant, however, it is quite possible to gather some symbols into a coherent design for the making of a ring or signet ring.
In the specific case of this jewel, it is the making of a Christian signet ring with an oval-shaped tray for a man, gathering several Christian symbols engraved in relief on the plate and the amounts of the ring.
The religious symbols found on this ring are numerous. We find there:
- The eye of Providence
- The M surmounted by a cross
- The heart of Jesus and the heart of Mary
- The crown of thorns
Chi-Rho is a primitive Christian symbol dating back to the fourth century AD, composed of the first two Greek letters of Jesus Christ and surrounded by alpha and omega.