Signet rings are big news for summer; stack them up alongside simple bands.
Making a subtle statement with jewellery is a great way to personalise your look and have fun with fashion. Signet rings are a playful way to update your current jewellery wardrobe and nod to the current jewellery trend. Add a single signet ring to your current collection of stacking rings or wear it on its own to make a chic style statement.
Stylist fashion assistant Helen Atkin explains, “A signet ring isn’t just for your little finger; the more you wear the better. Stack them with skinny gold and diamond rings, like this style from Lark & Berry, for a contemporary take on wearing a classic.”
Take one super-chunky style and stack it with more subtle gold styles for a great everyday look throughout the summer. Wear your rings with everything from neon knits to printed midi dresses or just a simple t-shirt, sweatshirt, jeans and sandals.
As autumn approaches invest in a silver style to complement a more monochrome-based wardrobe. The best signet rings are boyish and versatile and will be cool for seasons to come.
Here’s our edit of the best styles available right now.
Tiffany Silver Signet Ring
Perfect for everyday wear this classic signet should be worn with mixed metals; gold, rose-gold and other silver pieces, stacked across three or four fingers.
Heart shaped silver signet ring, £280, Tiffany & Co (selfridges.com)
Missoma Star Struck Signet Ring
This 18ct gold vermeil style from contemporary jewellery label Missoma is the perfect piece to mix in with your current collection. Stack it with skinny gold bands and other signet styles for a playful and summery take on the trend.
Star inset gold signet ring, £85, Missoma
Thomas Sabo Vintage Star Silver Ring
This androgynous, understated style looks great styled solo with a crisp white or striped shirt, jeans and mules. Finish your look with simple hoop earrings and undone hair.
Star detail silver signet ring, £98, Thomas Sabo
Yvonne Léon 9kt gold and diamond heart ring
Yvonne Léon ventures through flea markets and museums to unearth inspiration for her modern, playful but truly elegant jewellery collections. Crafted from the highest quality metals and the finest stones with a strong Parisian sensibility they are the ultimate choice for a new investment piece.
Heart ring with agate and diamond, £749, Yvonne Léon (farfetch.com)
Links of London Timeless Yellow Gold Vermeil Signet Ring
This timeless style looks great with plenty of other gold jewellery pieces; layer pendant and chain necklaces and additional rings and wear the look with a printed midi-dress for evening or a slip skirt and v-neck knit for weekends.
Gold signet ring, £110, Links of London
Balenciaga Pavé crystal signet ring
If you’re looking for a single investment piece of fashion jewellery for summer this antiqued gold-tone brass style from Balenciaga is it. The perfect piece to elevate any outfit from a glamorous evening look to sharp, chic daywear.
Crystal detail signet ring, £355, Balenciaga (matchesfashion.com)
Rachel Entwistle Varro Onyx / Lapis Ring
This unisex ring is the ultimate modern classic signet ring. Part of Rachel Entwistle’s Sacred Geometry Collection it is inspired by ancient Greece and is truly unique. Wear it with loose-fitting tailoring for effortless day-to-night style.
Silver onyx ring, £150, Rachel Entwistle
J Crew 14k gold-plated signet ring
Demi-fine jewellery is the new buzzword for chic, on-trend jewellery that is either skinny and solid, or sterling silver-plated - and designed to last. Like this chic, pared back ring from J Crew demi-fine pieces are trend-led but also classic, meaning it will last for seasons. Wear yours with everything from beige separates and utility pieces to eveningwear.
Gold signet ring, £89, J Crew
This textured, rock-inspired style from Maria Black is perfect if you’re intrigued by the signet ring trend but not 100% sold on the classic iterations. Its chunky design makes it the perfect piece to accessorise a simple, monochrome dress or chic, mannish suit.
Textured detail gold signet ring, £179, Maria Black (libertylondon.com)
Annie Haak Star Signet Gold Pinky Ring
The perfect piece for your pinky finger this affordable style from Bali based Annie Haak is a great intro into the signet ring trend.
Swarosvki detail signet ring, £42, Annie Haak
Lead image: Photography by Matthew Shave
Stylist Fashion Assistant Helen Atkin wears ring (little finger) £195, Theodora Warre (theodorawarre.eu); signet ring (ring finger), £79, Thomas Sabo (thomassabo.com); diamond ring (ring finger), £650 Lark & Berry (larkandberry.co.uk); ring (middle finger) £115, J Hardyment (jhardyment.com)
Product imagery: courtesy of individual brands