signet ring


Definition of signet ring

: a finger ring engraved with a signet, seal, or monogram : seal ring

Examples of signet ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His body was so disfigured that when it was found three days later, it could only be identified by Till’s signet ring. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Due to Repeated Vandalism, Emmett Till Memorial to Be Replaced with Bulletproof Sign," 30 July 2019 One of my grandmother’s sisters owned a signet ring engraved with a similarly grisly decapitation scene. Jacob Mikanowski, Harper's magazine, "The Call of the Drums," 21 July 2019 While this style of jewelry was perhaps intended for men, women are no strangers to signet rings. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Why Prince Charles Always Wears a Ring on His Pinky," 5 July 2018 Skip the big-box jewelry stores and consider brands like Ceremony, which embraces love of all kinds with its elegant, unconventional signet rings, pavé bands, and solitaires—all of which are gender-neutral and semi-customizable. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "21 of the Most Stunning Unconventional Engagement Rings Under $1,000," 17 Jan. 2019 That wasn't the only affordable element of the Duchess' look: Hello! brought attention to Markle's new signet ring, which the publication identified as Missoma's Mantra Open Heart Signet Ring, available online for $110. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Loves & Other Stories As Much As You Do," 3 Oct. 2018 Excavation of a site at Cape Creek on Hatteras Island began in 1995, netting a copper signet ring and a rusted rapier, among other tantalizing artifacts. A. Roger Ekirch, WSJ, "‘The Secret Token’ Review: America’s First Unsolved Mystery," 17 June 2018 Prince Charles wears one, but on his pinky finger, tucked behind his signet ring. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Deeper Significance Behind Prince Harry’s Decision to Wear a Wedding Ring," 22 May 2018 Items range from medals, buttons, insignia and signet rings to 18th- and 19th-century cannons and caissons and more than 100 military flags. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's attic is moving — Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Veterans Museum move collections," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of signet ring

1542, in the meaning defined above

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“Signet ring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of signet ring

: a ring that is decorated with a special design and worn on the finger

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Medical Definition of signet ring

: a malaria parasite in an intracellular developmental stage in which the nucleus is peripheral and the cytoplasm somewhat attenuated and annular

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