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 did us women suddenly take note – and realise we’d been missing one 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.
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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.
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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…
Birds of Paradise signet ring, £95/$137, Daisy
Available in silver and gold, Daisy’s Birds of Paradise oval signet ring features a delicate imprint of florals.
Square signet ring, £175/$232, Missoma
Missoma’s gender neutral signet ring features semi-precious dalmatian jaspet – the stone of joy – in a square setting.
Heart signet ring, £39, Abbott Lyon
Available in rose gold and gold, this heart-shaped ring can be personalised with a single letter. Cute!
Image Gang signet ring, £20, ASOS
Opaque stones are a fresh alternative to darker shades, and look great with gold.
Gold personalised signet ring, from £33/$37.50, Etsy
Fancy a personalised signet ring? Head to Etsy, and this traditional piece that can be monogrammed for free.
Starbust signet ring, £36, Oliver Bonas
How cute is this Oliver Bonas starburst signet ring? An easy style to wear everyday.
Initial ring, £1,345/$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.
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White sapphire signet ring, £125, 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.
Flora signet ring, £59/$77, Astrid & Miyu
This cute signet ring from Astrid & Miyu has all the vintage feels of an heirloom ring.
Bee signet ring, £16, Accessorize
And this playful bee engraved ring from Accessorize is the sweetest little thing.
Silver moon ring, £12.99, TK Maxx
As is this silver ring with on-trend moon applique.
V by Laura Vann signet ring, £85, John Lewis
This sparkly signet ring features cubic zirconia gems and can be personalised for free.
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Wilhelmina Garcia enamel heart ring, £135, Selfridges
Or for something more playful, we love Wilhelmina Garcia’s heart enamel ring.
Personalised Entwined Signet Ring, £59, Merci Maman
We love the textured rope detail of this pretty signet ring.
Kindred 18ct ring, £2,108, Kinraden
And if you really want to sport something forever, this luxury 18ct ring from Kinraden is stunning. Handmade from 18ct recycled gold, it's set with a 10mm, brilliant cut Mpingo diamond.
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