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Purposeful presents: A Gift to Delight the Discerning Graduate
For discerning individuals, nothing is as smart as a signet or a seal. They are rings with purpose and meaning, and link the past, present and future. They make poignant gifts to celebrate a graduation and sleek additions to a woman’s collection, while being a good entry points for men weary of wearing jewellery.
In fact for a man, a signet should be the very first ring in his collection. It shows he has invested in the idea of being smart and is the benchmark for anyone who foresees a time when sharp tailoring and a little bit of old-fashioned elegance will be a part of their life.
For women, our favourite advice for the well-intentioned giver is a signet ring on the pinky finger. We have always thought the design has signified autonomy and flamboyance of attitude. It is also in the history books that in the 1920s and 30s signets were frequently adopted by the more emancipated women as they began to take off their corsets and start to wear trousers. For those who like to shift between the formal, the stylish and the sublime, a small signet is also great for stacking with other rings.
If you are looking for other ideas, our most comfortable, most wearable and most versatile ring is the band. It maintains the eternal allure of an engraved message and can be set with any number of precious and semi-precious stones. Made from reclaimed or recycled precious metals and constructed with a unique fit, it is a very popular Annotated design with both men and women.
Some quick thoughts to help make personalising a gift smoother:
The most popular sizes for women are the Classic sizes, for men is more often the Large size. The Oversized size is not usually recommended unless the recipient is looking for a traditional large graduation ring.