My recent infatuation with signet rings has led me down a deep rabbit hole, tracing it’s fascinating history all the way back to 1800BC in Ancient Egypt. For centuries, signet rings have been used to signify authority and seal business transactions, with symbols engraved in stone or etched in metal and then stamped on hot wax. Fast forward to the 16th century when wearing signets in Europe became a status symbol, mostly amongst royalty and aristocrats. Today, they are worn blank or monogrammed and most of the time, purely as a fashion accessory. I’m continuously on the lookout for a storied vintage piece, as well as a more masculine signet, to stack alongside my modern version. Scroll down for some of my favorite picks – you might find your own initials emblazoned on one of these gorgeous antique signets!

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(images via Luv AJRetro, The DeepsThe Line, Vogue & Mimi Et Toi)

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