The font you choose for your signet ring will have a huge impact on the overall vibe of your ring. Beyond that, you’ll also need to choose between a hand-engraved or laser-engraved signet ring.
In this post, we’ll talk you through a few font styles for different aesthetics and we’ll give you some examples of fonts that you can take to your jewellery engraver.
Elegant Aesthetic: Script
Script fonts are inspired by the fluid strokes that come from handwriting. Often used for traditional monograms, script typefaces give jewellery a romantic, feminine feel.
Recommended script fonts:
- Edwardian Script
- Snell Roundhand Script
Classic Aesthetic: Serif
Serif refers to the little flicks attached to the larger strokes of each letter. A serif font engraving can make a signet ring appear classic and authoritative. It's also easy to read and a great option for those wanting to engrave numbers.
Recommended serif fonts:
- Times New Roman
Modern Aesthetic: Sans Serif
Sans serif means without serif. The letters appear minimal without the little flicks you see in serif fonts. Like the serif fonts, these are easy to read but provide a far more modern feel.
Recommended sans serif fronts:
- Century Gothic
Traditional Aesthetic: Gothic or Old English
Gothic or Old English style fonts speak to the heritage and history of the signet ring. If you want a signet ring that feels masculine and old school, these fonts will work well for you.
Recommended Gothic or Old English Fonts:
- Carol Gothic
- Old English
Sentimental Aesthetic: Handwritten
If you want your signet to be extremely personal, you can use a font that looks handwritten. Or, depending on your engraver, you can get someone you love to write the inscription for you and have that engraved. Handwritten fonts make a signet look dainty and loaded with love.
Recommended handwritten fonts:
- Cinnamon Cake
- Dawning of a New Day
Celebrate Your Heritage: Non-Latin Script
The script used in most of the English-speaking world is called Latin Script. If you come from a cultural background that uses a non-Latin alphabet, you may want to celebrate that with your signet ring. The result will be a ring that’s rich in cultural significance but also deeply personal and unique to the wearer.
For obvious reasons, we haven’t given font options for non-Latin alphabets. This is something you should discuss with your engraver.
As you can see, the font you choose for your signet sets the tone for the overall piece. When selecting your font, we always suggest you chat with your jeweller or the person who is doing the engraving. They might have a specific list of fonts they engrave or they’ll have some good advice to guide you towards the right font for your ring.
When it comes to personalising your signet ring, the sky is the limit. Read more about signet ring personalisation here or learn about the history of the signet here.