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 The spirited fire sign, denoted by the lion, is most striking in a colorful signet ring, emblem necklace, or diamond studs. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 23 Oct. 2021 Once a person died, their signet ring was usually destroyed to avoid any forgeries. Jill N Newman, Town & Country, 11 June 2021 Jewelry depicting a Virgo’s maiden zodiac symbol, like a signet ring or charm, is a beautiful way to showcase the star sign’s practical, kind, and humble nature. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 23 Oct. 2021 In terms of zodiac symbols, the ambitious Aries is a ram, reading most powerful in signet ring and pendant form. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 23 Oct. 2021 The new lineup offers something for every Jewel from a unique take on the timeless gold signet ring, as well as a pair of concave diamond hoops, each featuring a single stone hanging inside and an encrusted sun pendant. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Sep. 2021 The pavé curved link ring in black looks great on its own, or paired with the brand’s pavé signet ring as seen in the picture below. Angela Lei, Forbes, 24 June 2021 It’s not just Prince Charles who is loyal to the signet ring. Jill N Newman, Town & Country, 11 June 2021 His main piece was - all Caribbean men had it back then - a gold coin on a signet ring. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of signet ring

1542, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of signet ring was in 1542

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24 Nov 2021

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“Signet ring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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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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