Custom family crest signet rings

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.

3 family initials gold signet rings

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.

June 16, 2021 — TRANCHANT NICOLAS

18k gold Scorpion ring

Scorpion is a symbolic animal, having its own constellation in the sky and its place in Greek mythology: Scorpius was ordered to kill Orion by Gaïa, the goddess of the Earth.

Symbol of desire and passion, it is an excellent subject for the making of zodiac-inspired jewels.

If we had the opportunity to make many animal-inspired jewelry, this is the first scorpion topic we had the opportunity to make.

It's a signet ring representing a scorpion in the sand with a 2,5 millimeters large HSI diamond on the tail and initials buried in the sand facing the scorpion. You will notice the details of the shell of the scorpion, the claws, its head the 7 paws (in spite of 8 as we worked this design from the 3D cad model from our client).

Scorpio signet ring

June 10, 2021 — TRANCHANT NICOLAS

Pyramid ring for men

Egypt has had a millennia-old culture prior to European civilizations and has been a great source of inspiration in terms of myths and symbols.

Like many Egyptian symbols used for jewelry making, I think of the cross of life in particular, the Egyptian pyramid serves as inspiration for this project of men's ring.

The massive ring body is 925 silver while the pyramid is 18-karat yellow gold.

Pyramid ring

October 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Signet rings for men

The signet ring is the perfect gift for a man.

Apart from the bracelet, the signet ring is indeed the only jewel that can be worn elegantly without being too visible either, especially in a strict working environment.

Yellow gold signet ring

Catholic gold signet ring 

Yellow gold signet ring

Portugal gold signet ring 

October 07, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Signet rings with onyx stones

Onyx stone is a fine stone that is neither rare nor precious, yet onyx is the most popular stone for making signet rings for men (fr).

Much more than signet rings with amethyst stone or turquoise.

As you certainly know, signet rings are the type of men's favorite ring.

gold signet ring with onyx

October 06, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Sigillary ring : armorial signet ring for seals

By definition, a sigillary ring is a ring with a large tray (also called kitten) on which is engraved a pattern, usually a coat of arms, which can be used as a seal to seal documents with wax.

Gold templar ring Templar seal wax
October 04, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Price of a custom signet ring

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.

Gold signet ring with black diamond

 

October 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Gold ring of Portugal

For lovers of Portugal or descendants of Portuguese migrants, wearing a jewel stamped with the image of the country of origin of their family represents a strong emotional symbol.

It is possible to wear the image of Portugal as a pendant, the map of Portugal is well suited, or in the form of a ring engraved with the symbol of this country, as we will see here.

Portugal gold ring

September 23, 2019 — Hugo Maherault
Creation of a gold religious ring for men

Creation of a gold religious ring for men

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.

Christian gold ring for men

September 10, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Silver lion head ring for men

The lion is an emblematic animal, which has served as a symbol for many peoples.


Both Sumerians, Jews and Christian Kings used the lion to symbolize power, wisdom and strength.

Of course, the figure of the lion, represented in full or just by his head is found on the jewels, rings and signet rings of the nobles and leaders of these people.

Lion head ring

September 03, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Men's eagle ring creation

The eagle is a mythological animal, used since the time of the Egyptians to symbolize the power of the gods or mysticism.

Chosen by the Romans, the Byzantines, Napoleon, the Russians empire or even the Nazis as an emblem to symbolize the power of their empire, the eagle, like the lion, is used in heraldry for family seals.

Even today, the eagle is used by the USA, Poland, and Mexico as an emblem of their nation.

Here you will find a detailed explanation of the symbolism of the heraldic eagle.

The men signet rings presented here are custom made in gold or silver for our clients following their requirement. Their creation is being described hereafter.

You can discover more about our custom made ring service here.

white gold eagle ring for men eagle gold signet ring with diamonds sterling silver eagle ring
May 08, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Gold coin ring custom made

The making of a ring with a coin is a piece of classic jewelry.

Whatever the time or the country, there are relics or ancient gold or silver coin mounted on rings.

These coins can be mounted or crimped or be bent in order to partially compose the ring body.

Still today in France, many people custom made rings with gold coins called Louis d'or, or Napoléon coins that have historical value as well as pecuniary. While in the US, people are looking for eagle or Mexican gold coin to be mounted on a ring.

gold coin ring for men

May 03, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Monogram & initial signet ring creation

The engraving of his initials is a common and practical operation to personalize his signet ring.

These are the men who by far prefer the initial signs engraved with two or three letters on the board. This engraving can be done hollow or embossed on silver or gold.

When to make a gift, you are looking for a custom signet design different from the models of signet ring for men that we propose in our collection, the making of an engraved signet ring personalizes the jewel by making it unique.

Associated with the choice of the design of the signet ring and the decoration of the amounts of the ring, anyone can design his own signet ring of a unique style, as you can see through our articles presented at the end of this article.

monogram silver ring initial gold signet ring men's silver ring with 18k gold monogram
May 01, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Engraved signet rings

The style and type of engraving is what makes one's signet ring's soul.

Most often, signet rings are made of a classic shaped ring (round, square, oval...) with a flat engraved top.

But it is possible to be much more creative if you aim for a custom signet ring design.

Here, we will make you discover the different types of engraving that can be done in our workshop on a signet ring, both on the central plateau and on the sides of the ring, in silver or 18k gold.

deep engraved initials on gold signet ring crest engraving on gold signet ring wax seal made from engraved signet ring
templar seal signet ring wax seal of templar knights portugal crest 18k gold signet ring
April 30, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Rings and mens rings in 24k gold

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.

24k gold nugget for jewelry making and mens ring creation

April 24, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Custom mens biker ring

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.

biker logo for skull ring design

April 19, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Mens tanzanite ring creation

Tanzanite stone, although not listed as a precious stone, is a mesmerizing stone, not only because of its recent discovery by casualty but also because of its deep blue reflections.

Our client chose yellow gold for his Tanzanite ring.

mens yellow gold tanzanite ring

April 12, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

How to wear a signet ring ?

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 ...).

large gold signet ring for men

April 12, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Catholic religious gold ring

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.

catholic religious ring in gold

April 10, 2019 — Nicolas Tranchant

Custom championship ring

Championship rings are characterized by a very bulky design, most of the time presenting a large central stone in the upper part of the plateau.

These rings are also entirely filled with relief engravings, around the drawing or the central stone and on the two uprights of the ring of the signet ring.

They are often produced in series for a promotion party, to celebrate a championship or sporting event.

They require a lot of work for manufacturing, as we will see in this article.

custom championship ring in silver

April 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

Coat of arms signet ring

The history of signet rings has always been linked to the family crest.

If it was necessary in the past to be born noble to be able to wear his family crest on the finger, this is no longer the case today.

Similarly, in terms of the manufacturing method, the techniques have evolved.

The traditional method historically for the reproduction of family crest on the signet rings is the manual engraving made on a signet ring in forged gold.

coat of arms signet ring

October 17, 2018 — Hugo Maherault

Gold masonic ring

Freemasonry has existed for centuries and uses symbols from its origins in the art of building.

This is how one finds almost systematically on the Masonic creations the compass and the square, the basic tools of the builders of the ancient time.

It should be noted that these symbols are also shared with the companions of duty.

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 karat white-gold Freemason ring surmounted by a natural onyx stone receiving in its center the square and the 18-carat yellow gold compass.

gold mazonic ring

May 01, 2018 — Hugo Maherault