Category Archives: Family Crest

Order an engraved signet ring for Christmas!

Order an engraved signet ring for Christmas from Signets & Cyphers!  They make the most perfect Christmas presents, along with our beautiful gold and silver cuff links. However…..many of us do our Christmas shopping at the last minute and hand engraving is something that can’t be rushed. Our signet ring engravers work every hour they can in December and when we ask them for a speedy service they really pull all the stops out. But every year, there comes a time when regrettably we have to say no to a last minute order, and someone is disappointed.

So if you are thinking about giving a really special hand engraved signet ring or cufflinks for Christmas (or for another special occasion like an anniversary, wedding or birthday), please do your best to order in good time.  This way you can enjoy helpful advice and the bespoke service that we offer, without being pressurised.  Our beautiful jewellery can be engraved with anything you like, our engravers are the best you can find. Signet rings and cufflinks can have family crests, initials or something you have designed yourself. If you have a particular hobby or interest, this can be incorporated into the design.

If you are looking for something different, then we also make Russian Wedding rings or Trinity rings, as well as gold and silver pendants. The pendants can be engraved. For more information look at our website

signet ring
Signet ring engraved with a running hare
Rose Gold Cufflinks Hand Engraved Coat of Arms
18 carat Rose Gold cufflinks, hand engraved with coat of arms and initials

Black Onyx Palladium Signet Ring Great Christmas Gift

Palladium rebus

This stunning Black Onyx Palladium Signet Ring is now available to purchase due to a cancelled order.

Seal engraved with a tree of life, the engraving is done by hand and the rebus or permanent wax impression which comes with it shows the astonishing detail of the hand engraving. The black onyx stone is set into rare hallmarked palladium.

Palladium is the fourth precious metal which is recognised and hallmarked by the Assay Offices of the United Kingdom. It is a rare and lustrous silvery white metal, part of the Platinum group of metals.  However, it is lighter than Platinum which makes it more comfortable on your finger. The great thing about Palladium compared with White Gold, is it’s natural whiteness which means that it does not go yellow and does not need rhodium plating.

The engraving is of an oak tree of tree of life, with it’s roots showing. This is appropriate for the Black Onyx as traditionally this gemstone is thought to provide a supportive stable energy which has strength and gives protection. It is the stone of Leo. The ring could be used as a seal and comes with a stick of sealing wax so you can try it yourself. You can seal letters and other correspondence with it or use it for fun on your stationery.

This handsome ring measures 15 x 13mm on the face. The finger size is UK: Q or US size 8 although it could be made a size larger if necessary. Originally £1200, this masterpiece is now available for £500 plus delivery. For more details contact: Email me:


Christmas Presents for Men – gold and silver cufflinks make great gifts

domed silver cufflinks with raven and initialsIf you are looking for Christmas presents for men, gold and silver cufflinks make great gifts. Unlike a signet ring you don’t need their size so the gift can be kept secret.  These featured in the photo are domed oval silver cufflinks. Signets and Cyphers make gold and silver cufflinks in a variety of different styles. Our best selling are the twin oval cufflinks but we also make them with a swivelling turnbar and with a torpedo at the end of the chain. Some people prefer the turnbar or torpedo as they are easier to put on to the cuff.  If you want to make them really special we can add a small diamond, ruby or sapphire, star set into the middle for a luxury touch. The engraving can be either a family crest or initials or both.  The engraving is done by hand so our world class engraver can engrave in many different styles. If you see something you like just send it in and we can tell you if it will work on the cufflink. We also recommend putting a date on one side if it is a present to mark a milestone like a special birthday or a wedding, or even a wedding anniversary. The gemstone additions are very good to personalise the gift even more – for example you can have rubies for 40th Wedding Anniversary, Sapphire for 45th and Diamonds for 60 years.  Prices for silver cufflinks engraved with initials start at £250, gold at £595, but for a more accurate quote contact For more ideas and photos please see the website

How Do I Find My Family Crest?

We can help with this by looking in our library of Heraldic books. We use Fairbairn’s Book of Crests. There are many editions of this unique reference book which was first published in 1859. You can normally find a copy in your local library, should you wish to do your own research. Most family crests are detailed in this book and we would be more than happy to send the options to you by email.

Or you can visit the website and fill out the Crest Finder form:

Your family crest can be engraved on your signet ring either in reverse or for sight. The traditional way is in reverse so that it is the correct way when it is pressed into wax to make a seal. This is where the term seal engraving comes from.