The signet ring has been a staple piece of jewellery of the royal family for centuries, but it wasn’t until Meghan Markle stepped out a few years ago wearing a signet ring from Missoma that us women suddenly take note – and realise we’d been missing a signet ring in our lives.
Gone are the days when signet rings are just for aristocracy or Prince Charles, who has been sporting a chunky version on his pinky finger for decades.
Usually engraved with the family crest or initials, signet rings are officially cool again thanks to the Duchess of Sussex’s £89 version - not to mention her stunning gold and diamond pink ring, worn on the cover of TIME.
Meghan's gorgeous Missoma signet ring was first spotted during a royal engagement to Chichester
Meghan’s ring even had a hidden meaning. According to the site, the gold open heart engraving, set with a white cubic zirconia, “is a symbol representing emotions of love, passion and friendship. One to wear close to the heart".
The Duchess of Sussex was first spotted wearing the signet ring in October 2018, during a visit to Chichester with husband Prince Harry. Wearing a green silk shirt by & Other Stories and matching Hugo Boss leather skirt, her outfit – and accessories – won rave reviews.
Open heart signet ring, £89/$115, Missoma
From chunky pinky rings to delicate embellished bands, here’s some of our favourite signet rings to add to your jewellery collection…
Bloom signet ring, £99/$127, Daisy
Available in 18ct gold, Daisy’s bloom signet ring features a wild daisy symbol.
Heart signet ring, £45, Abbott Lyon
Available in rose gold and gold, this heart-shaped ring can be personalised with a single letter. Cute!
Pawnshop signet ring, £85, Wolf & Badger
Taking inspiration from vintage designs, Pawnshop's starburst ring includes cubic zircona for a little bit of sparkle.
Gold personalised signet ring, from £30.75/$37.50, Etsy
Fancy a personalised signet ring? Head to Etsy, and this traditional piece that can be monogrammed for free.
Gold tone signet ring, £178/$198, Mejuri
A classic, simple but beautiful signet ring made from 14k gold. Gorgeous.
Initial ring, £1,545/$1,480, Annoushka
Although technically not classed as a signet ring, could you think of anything more stylish to sport on your pinky than this beautiful initial ring?
Classic signet ring, £85/$135, Monica Vinader
We love that you can have Monica Vinader’s delicate signet ring engraved with an emoji! The ring is available in gold vermeil, rose gold and sterling silver.
White sapphire signet ring, £130/$170, Astley Clarke
Pave-white sapphires line the face of Astley Clarke’s demi-fine signet ring. The 18 carat yellow gold ring is engravable, too.
Mini signet ring, £275/$295, Edge of Ember
A dainty ring for those fans of tiny jewellery, this mini signet ring can be personalised and is a minimalist yet classic piece you can wear again and again.
Crystal set signet ring, £69/$105, Astrid & Miyu
This cute signet ring from Astrid & Miyu is minimal yet classic.
Celeste Starre signet ring, £75/$122.40, Coggles
This sparkly signet ring features the most fun winky face with embellishment.
Sparkling overlapping signet ring, £80, Pandora
This classic eternity ring will be perfect for your pinky. Size down to make sure it fits.
Personalised initial signet ring, £65, Not On The High Street
We love the idea of personalising this ring with our loved one's initials. Adorable.
Personalised Entwined Signet Ring, £59/$79, Merci Maman
We love the textured rope detail of this pretty signet ring.
9ct Gold Initial Liberty signet ring, £305/$345, Liberty
Make your signet ring a little more personal with your chosen initial. Handcrafted in Italy, each of these vintage-inspired rings from Liberty London are made to order.
Cosmo Crystal Signet Ring, £38, Only Child
We love the brightly coloured crystals on this chunky signet ring.
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