While we’re not ashamed to admit that we scrutinize every street style outfit from New York to Paris to see what tricks we can pick up, there’s often one aspect we overlook: rings. We always notice those eye-catching, shoulder-grazing tassel earrings and are immediately drawn to flashy necklaces, but a stack of rings usually flies under the radar. So you may not have realized that signet rings have become as popular as statement sleeves and socks with sandals.
A signet ring has a flat surface, usually engraved with a signet, seal or monogram. They used to be used as a signature with the wearer pressing the symbol into wax or clay to leave their mark. Nowadays, the rings are less personalized and frequently feature stones, pretty designs or even a designer’s initials.
And it’s not just the street style set signing off on the trend. Fashion’s go-to shopping resource Lyst reports that searches for signet rings increased 38 percent this year. We went ahead and rounded up 17 of our favorite signet rings to make it easier for you to find your signature piece.