Make your mark : IN London

Make your mark : IN London

This idea of a signet ring as a mark of personal, educational or professional distinction has led to the rise in popularity of university rings - cast with the crest or symbol of the university attended by the wearer. Jewellery designer Bianca Jones specialises in an alumni signet ring stamped with the crest of independent boarding school Fettes College. Herself an ex-student of the school, Jones was approached to create something to commemorate each student’s time at Fettes. “It was an honour,” says Jones. "It fits so well my own ethos that jewellery tells a personal life story - tangible pieces of your life that you carry with you. Each ring is handmade and personalised with the details of the student’s attendance, creating a heritage piece they can keep forever.”
For Jones, who also a wide range of other styles, the resurgence of interest in signet rings is part of a wider trend. “I think signets are coming back into fashion as an interest in British craftsmanship flourishes,” Jones says. She continues: “Buying a signet ring is creating a contemporary heirloom. there’s so much that can be done to a ring to make it your own - engrave it with the initials of a loved one or set it with gemstones that have significance to you, or even a quote from a poem.” 
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