One of the most controversial men’s jewelry is a signet ring. Some consider it kitsch. Others think that it is intended exclusively for aristocrats. But it is obvious that a sophisticated seal combined with an elegant and characteristic way looks very stylish. A vivid example is the actor Johnny Depp. This female idol is not afraid to wear impressive rings and not at all feminine. Girls are crazy about him even more when they see that he has the courage to wear such accessories.
How to choose a man’s seal?
A signet ring is a decorative ring with a monogram or coat of arms. The name of this ornament comes from the Latin word signum. It appeared in the Roman Empire and was originally an attribute of men from noble families. On it, the family coat of arms is made in a mirror image, because such a ring was originally used to fix the sign on the wax seal.
Classic men’s rings were made of precious stones framed in gold. They were worn in different ways in different countries. In Europe — on the ring finger of the left hand. An old English tradition requires that such a ring be worn on the little finger. Some Slavic peoples wear it on the middle finger.
Modern men’s seals are made in various forms:
square — a classic option for business people due to strict lines;
rectangular — look modern, stylish and emphasize the status of the owner;
oval / round — with engraving of the family coat of arms;
in the form of an animal’s head (tiger, wolf) or a card suit — they look outrageous, stylish and unusual.
How to choose the right men’s signet rings?
Most men prefer products with simple shapes, believing that they add masculinity and elegance. The ornaments are made in the same design, but their different materials look different.
When choosing the material of the ring, you need to consider what cases it exists for:
gold. Men consider red and yellow gold too bright, white — more restrained. The silver color is combined with a suitable shade with a bracelet, strap, watch or pendant made of any material;
silver. Its products are affordable and available in a wide variety of designs;
steel. An even more budget option that looks unusual and original;
titanium. This is a metal from which futuristic massive jewelry models are made.
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properly chosen men’s jewelry can diversify and emphasize the elegant nature of the father’s business or formal suit.
Cufflinks and a signet ring, matched to them by the color of the metal or with a similar gemstone, are the perfect set that will add shine to the whole outfit. For this purpose, it is best to choose a gold ring for gold cufflinks, and silver for silver cufflinks.
A signet ring can have a traditional shape with a slightly flattened front or in the form of a wide pattern.
The original version of the gift is a ring with engraving instead of a coat of arms (an important date, initials, symbol or wish).
Since most men proudly recognize their nationality, they will be happy to wear seals with the image of the Ukrainian national emblem — the trident.
How to choose a precious stone for a man in a signet ring
For men who are not afraid of a non-standard appearance, rings with a colored eye can be an interesting idea. A product with a precious stone will attract attention and become a bold addition to the outfit.
In addition to decorative properties, when choosing a signet ring with a stone insert for a man, it is necessary to take into account the influence of these minerals. They help cure various diseases, find love, solve life problems, and achieve success in business. It is customary to give them according to the sign of the Zodiac.
It is the most popular because it is a symbol of eternal, true and endless love. It gives strength and energy to its owner. But such products are not suitable for everyday style, because they will look silly.
Agate is a beautiful stone that is formed in the process of solidification of lava that flows from volcanoes. It can become an excellent amulet especially for those born under the zodiac sign of Gemini and Virgo. For centuries, it has been considered a healing mineral that heals and protects the wearer’s soul and body. The range of colors of this stone is diverse. Each color has a different meaning. Those who want to achieve success in love should wear pink agate with white veins. Farmers, gardeners and gardeners — green agate with yellow spots. Businessmen should wear lion skin agate. It ensures success in business and success in all endeavors.
Amethyst is intended for people born under the signs of Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces. This crystal helps in overcoming, getting rid of all kinds of addictions, including alcohol abuse. Regular wearing of jewelry with this stone accelerates the learning process. It also has a magical, calming effect, reduces tension and headaches.
Ruby is a beautiful deep red gemstone for those born under the sign of Leo, Aries, Scorpio. It is a symbol of great, boundless, exciting passion, true, pure, strong love. Its power can support a weak heart, relieves all kinds of pain, infections, relieves fever and cures circulatory diseases. It can be an ideal talisman that always brings good luck and protects against evil forces.
Sapphire of all shades is a symbol of infinity. Reduces anxiety and nervousness, relieves insomnia. People who wear products with sapphire have excellent relationships based on the principles of partnership and mutual trust. This magical stone can become a best friend for people who feel passion and love each other. Signet rings with blue sapphires are usually given to those born under the sign of Pisces and Sagittarius, with yellow ones — Libra, Gemini and Virgo, and orange ones — Taurus. Sapphires of all colors look beautiful framed in yellow, white gold or silver.
Topaz is a stone of a bluish hue, intended for managers, lawyers, and journalists. It is customary to give jewelry with it to people born under the sign of Gemini, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo and Leo — this stone will bring them the greatest happiness. It has an incredible power, thanks to which it helps in the treatment of depression, fatigue, solstice and exhaustion of the body. People with hypertension should have topaz in their collection and wear it close to the body, because it lowers blood pressure, treats gastrointestinal diseases, headaches and migraines.
Turquoise is a beautiful stone of blue color, which is the connecting link of friendship, gives longevity to many relationships. Possessing enormous strength and power, he can absorb accumulated negative energy. It can be useful for active drivers who need speed in action and decision-making. They protect against accidents and road accidents.
Citrine is designed for Gemini, Aquarius, Virgo and Leo. It has positive energy that helps heal not only the human body, but also his spirit. The sunny yellow color of citrine brings a smile to every face, so it is associated with optimism, happiness and joy. It helps in eliminating all types of depression, anxiety and fears, increases self-confidence.
How to choose a signet ring size?
Before buying a designer ring, it is advisable to try it on 3 times — in the morning, afternoon and evening, because the thickness of the fingers changes during the day. In the morning they are narrow, and by the evening they may swell a little. And you need to be comfortable in the ring. If it’s hot outside, you should rinse your hands with cool water before trying it on, and hot water if it’s cold.
If you want to make a surprise, you can take the man’s ring to a jeweler, who will determine the size. If your loved one has not worn rings before, you can measure the size of his finger while sleeping — wrap it with threads without squeezing. On the fifth turn, make a mark with a marker and cut. Remove the thread, measure the distance to the mark and divide the resulting number by 15.7. The size of the ring will come out.
Massive rings look beautiful only on thumbs. They shorten short fingers. On thin ones — they look defiant.
To create a harmonious image, you should choose all the jewelry of the same color, preferably from different metals. But you should not combine a ring made of ceramics, a platinum watch and gold cufflinks. At the same time, a man can wear no more than 3 accessories. If there is a wedding ring, then the signet ring should be put on the other hand.