It’s Officially Time to Take Back the Signet Ring

Hopefully it’s not news to you that rings are a bona fide thing now. (If it is: Welcome to the party, man! *Extremely Pop Smoke voice* Come on in, the water’s fine.) Some of the most discerning dressers in the world have been piling on rings with impunity lately, and I’m not mad at it in the slightest. Nothing complements a set of freshly manicured nails better, and no accessory catches the light in the same way when you’re angling the laptop screen to make yourself look as interested as possible in whatever the hell’s going down virtually at work.

There was a time not too long ago when the signet ring—the most regal of ring styles—seemed doomed to remain the sole domain of scary, and scarily out of touch, monolithic institutions run mostly by blazer-clad older white men with zero drip whatsoever. (You might say the style had big Board of Trustees energy.) Stamped with the elaborate crest of, like, a ridiculously pedigreed high school alma mater, the signet ring was a sign of unchecked douchebaggery more than anything else until—boom!—in a bold move rivaled only by the derring-do of the best Liam Neeson capers it was rescued by a crew of stylish young dudes reclaiming the accessory as their own.

So sure, there are a lot of different ring styles out there, but the signet ring is the ideal entry-level option if you’re trying to take the look out for a spin before making a commitment. They’re one of the easiest ways to get involved with the full-blown movement sweeping the nation, while upping your accessories game in the process.

Gentlemen: It’s time to take back the signet ring. And to help you do your part, I’ve rounded up a few of the best available right now so we can all get on board with the agenda ASAP. I’m counting on you people. We got this.

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Gold Signet Ring



Perfectly perforated. 

Engraved Signet Ring

Urban Outfitters


Like something you’d surreptitiously pocket on a walking tour of the Parthenon. 

Dotted Round Onyx Signet Ring



Onyx: The next flex you should add to your budding ring rotation. 

Mini Signet Ring

Nialaya Jewelry


If a typical signet is still a bit too bold of a statement for you, opt for a smaller—but no less solid—take on the style. 

Solar Signet Ring



The ring I’d be thrilled to add to my orbit. 

Atticus Skull Ring



A ring that looks like it slipped straight out of a sandy, battered treasure chest buried deep in the dunes of a far-flung tropical island. 

Silver Forged Oval Ring

Pearls Before Swine


*Adds blacksmiths to summer moodboard*

Tubby Sterling Silver and Onyx Ring



Proof onyx should be your next flex, Exhibit B. 

Gold Plain Signet Ring

Emanuele Bicocchi


Keep it simple, stupid. 

Gold Waed Ring

Dear Letterman


Keep it slightly less simple, stupid. 

Oversize Silver Ring



Sleek, modernist lines. Steely, industrial-inspired design details. All the A-Cold-Wall* signatures in one (relatively) small accessory. 

Gold Polished Sigil Ring

All Blues



Two-Tone North Star Ring



Sure, I might be biased, but incorporating silver and gold is always a winning move. Why not have it both ways? 

Engraved Arrows Ring



X marks the spot. 

Sterling Silver Signet Ring



As finely filigreed as they come. 

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Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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