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 My favorite moment in Dune: Part Two is when Chani (Zendaya) and Gurney (Josh Brolin) are both concerned about Paul (Timothée Chalamet) during his sermon, and then as soon as Paul pulls out his father’s ducal signet ring, Gurney instantly drinks the Kool-Aid. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 Even quite ordinary people might aspire to own a glass gem, set in a signet ring, depicting a god or a mythological figure of personal significance. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 6 May 2024 Also up for grabs are studs, hoops, signet rings, and pendants, all of which look great paired with dress shirts, tees, and sweaters. Jake Henry Smith, Glamour, 4 Apr. 2024 Current residents also include custom signet ring company The Future of Jewelry and metal part testing and analysis company RJ Lee Group. Carolyn Schwaar, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The silhouette of the signet ring gifted to him by his aunt eventually resurfaced as the Cole signet ring. Cortne Bonilla, Essence, 13 Jan. 2024 Did somebody say signet rings, religious imagery, and leather jackets? Vogue, 13 Feb. 2024 Loren Stewart Classico Signet Ring Sometimes a signet ring is all about the stone. Natalie Alcala, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Apr. 2023 This compelling signet ring is a tribute to the designer’s homeland of Chile, the verdant landscapes and geology of the Andes. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signet ring was in 1542

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“Signet ring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

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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