Bespoke Signet Rings

At SMITH/GREY we specialise in unique, bespoke signet rings.

We have been lucky to work with individuals and families to create bespoke pieces made with dedication and care. Signet rings are often chosen to continue a family tradition - or to start a new one.

Crests, monograms and heralds visualise relations and ties, engraved on a signet ring they become a very personal piece of jewellery to treasure.

Together we can either re-create your family crest, add to it, or create a completely new and unique one based on your history and liking.

With Co-founder Sofus Graae being an educated graphic designer, you’ll be in good hands to assure that you’ll receive a perfectly composed graphic which will then be used as a basis for engraving your ring.

Bespoke signet ring with engraving

“In the pursuit of only delivering the highest quality jewellery pieces, we work with one of London’s finest Master engravers to make sure you receive the best possible outcome. His keen eye for detail and perfection, as well as years of traditional training will assure the engraving to be perfectly composed.”

SMITH/GREY Secret Signet Rings with hidden reverse side

Choice of material

Your ring may be realised in any material desired, be it sterling silver or more traditional 9, 14 or 18 karat gold - the choice is yours.

We also offer additional surface treatments such as oxidisation, enamelling or even pave or stone setting for your signet ring, if your design requires an additional special element in order for it to stand out.

Finding the right shape

Signet rings come in various shapes and weights and it’s important to find the right one for you, don’t forget, you’ll most likely wear your signet ring on a daily basis, so it needs to be perfect for you.

Be it a classic oval or round top, a rectangular or custom shape, let us propose a design that complements your hand as well as your chosen theme.

Left; slim shanked signet ring. Right; broad shanked signet ring


There are several styles of engraving: from surface engraving to the more traditional and laborious deep seal engraving, to relief engraving. To give you an overview of the different techniques we have put together an additional engraving info page for you to learn more about the differences and styles available.

Click here to see the engraving style page
Hand sketching a bespoke signet ring with engraving
Various styles of Rampent Lions for hand engraving.

Making of a bespoke signet ring

To get an idea of the process and the work that goes into designing and creating a bespoke signet ring, we have put together a short video for you to experience the process from sketching to engraving.

The video and story was featured on InDetail Jewellery Blog.

Read the full article on InDetail here.

If you are looking for a completely new and unique crest or engraving for you or your family, we can help with drafting a design that reflects you and your history in the best possible way.

Inspiration might derive from your place of birth, your trade, or family traditions.

We are happy to develop a variation of options for you to ensure the best possible outcome to fit your personality.

Hand engraving in progress

Hand engraver carving the broad lines of the crest

Marking out the key lines for the hand engraving

Want to know more?

If you would like to hear more about bespoke signet rings then please get in touch and we will be happy to assist you.