Monday, June 1, 2015

Everything You Wanted to Know (and More) ...

... about signet rings.

I ran across a really great article the other day by J.A. Shapira entitled "The Signet Ring Primer" with a concise history of, and the use of, signet rings, both heraldic and otherwise.  Profusely illustrated.  The synopsis of the article is:

For centuries signet rings have been one form of jewelry for men serving a very productive role in society. Here we explore that role.

The article itself was posted last September; I have no excuse for not running across it sooner, except that there are only so many hours in the day, and so very much internet to be explored, that I can't get to it all as fast as I would like.

In any case, I've found it now, and am sharing it with you.

The full article, and all of its pictures, can be found on the website of Gentleman's Gazette at


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