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Individually handmade, our collections of unusual rings are designed for both everyday wear and special occasions. With a wide selection of rings to choose from, its easy to find the perfect ring to suit your style.

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Seal Engraving for Signet rings

Rebecca Smith

96000153 18ct gold signet ring with deer seal engraving

Signet ring with deer seal engraving, contact for price quote.

Hand seal engraving is a highly skilled and finely detailed form of engraving for signet rings. It is traditional for family crests or coats of arms to be ‘reverse’ engraved on signet rings. These can then produce seal impressions in wax for sealing letters, agreements, contracts and wills. The alternative is to have engraving for ‘sight’ rather than a seal. This is the right way round, a little less deep & cheaper. Some think this looks better than the deep seal engraving.

Our service entails firstly a consultation to discuss your requirements. At this stage we show examples of the level of detail for the crest. There are several traditional levels of this. Then comes the design and making of the ring itself, in silver gold or platinum. When this is complete we use one of the best engravers in the world (he is regularly asked to work on the Wimbledon trophies) to engrave your family crest. With the completed ring comes your very own wax impression.

You can also have lettering engraved onto signet rings, very often, initials. This works very well as a monogram. These are letters entwined together and we can advise if yours work well in this way.

seal engraving sizes

Examples sizes for various seal engraving family crests/ coat of arms.

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