Are your Signet Rings Solid Gold or Gold Plated?
All our Family Crest Signet Rings and Coat of Arms Rings are solid Gold (or Silver, Titanium or Platinum) - they are not plated. This is an important distinction of value. We are aware that some Coat of Arms Rings suppliers plate their rings with Rhodium, for example, to achieve a "White Gold" or Platinum-ish look, and have even characterized this as "standard in the industry." Keep in mind - this is a ring that you will have forever and, in all likelihood will be passed down through the generations. While you may save a few dollars on a gold plated ring, we do not recommend it.
We use Precious Metals - not Stainless Steel or other common place Metals. Why?
We are creating an heirloom not a trinket.
If it's a metal you've never heard of before (Questra, Palisil, etc.) - it's not a Precious Metal, is certainly not a high-end piece of jewelry and without question is an inferior ring lacking the pedigree, artistry and brilliance of an artisan capable of creating an exquisite family ring that will be treasured forever.
A metal is deemed to be "precious" if it is Rare, Natural and of High Economic Value. We believe these qualities are interlocked with your high-end, timeless Family Crest Ring. Gold is rare and natural - two perfect characteristics for your custom family ring - a ring that will be glanced at by countless thousands of people over time. Some will ask about your ring - it's not just another household metal - it's a metal with intrinsic value, designed and carefully engraved with coat of arms symbols that tell a story, your story.
Here is a list of the metals we provide for our Signet Rings:
- Yellow Gold - White Gold - Rose Gold
These are the three universally accepted, truly authentic, natural precious metals that have stood the test of time:
Silver - Gold - Platinum
The observant reader may ask: Is Titanium really precious? Technically no. However, if someone were shooting at you and you had a choice of Silver or Titanium, in that moment we would think Titanium would be very precious. In fact, Titanium is the strongest metal on earth and it has the highest strength to weight ratio which means it is also incredibly light - a ring with character. This is why we have added Titanium to our collection.
This is probably more information than you may want to know about Family Crest Signet Rings - but we know rings. We've been doing this for a very long time and wanted to share our knowledge to help you make an informed decision.
All this said, in the end, we know it's all about what your family ring means to you or the recipient.
How we Create a Completely Bespoke Custom Ring for you:
Your ring will undergo a series of processes whereby the design is hand drawn onto the ring's surface (in reverse), the metal or gemstone is then carved away (incised) using hand tools, designed and crafted for each specific task and then finally hand polished producing a totally unique seal.
Custom Signet Rings
Testimonial Comments from our Clients
"Looks good on the website but what will it really look like? I asked myself the same question and went even further asking myself why in the world would I ever buy anything on the Internet, let along an expensive ring? With a lot of patience from Stephen at HistoricalNames.com to get me past this (personal telephone calls from eight time zones away) I am very glad to say that what you see isn't even close to what you'll get. The rings are absolutely exquisite! If you have a family crest, as I did, but lost your ring or, as in my case getting one for a son's or daughter's 21st birthday, this is the place. The last ring I had came from my grandfather, hand engraved by an extremely good engraver from Bailey, Banks and Bittle in Philadelphia, but doesn't hold a candle to the die stamped rings I just received for my son and daughter."
-Richard Denton Borden - Makati City, PHILIPPINES
"Hi Stephen, I am the happiest woman alive!!!! You and your company have restored my faith in humanity! I arrived at the office this morning to find my parcel on my desk – I opened it with not too much trepidation – having seen the sneak preview – and am absolutely overwhelmed! Lindsay is going to be beside himself! The Sardonyx ring is truly even more perfect than I had imagined. After being so hesitant about doing this order by remote control, I am so encouraged and will certainly tell all my friends and colleagues about the experience. Stephen , once again thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an asset to the company you work for! If you don’t have shares in it yet (or own it) you should!!!! I hope to do business with you again in the future. You and your lovely wife will also always be welcome in our home – we have a lovely family beach house on the cape coast if ever you want a holiday in these parts. Very Content, Nicky"
-Nicolette Carkeek - Johannesburg - SOUTH AFRICA
"Stephen, I can't begin to tell you how refreshing it was to transact business with both you and your company. In this time of E-mails, FAXes, and general lack of personal contact and service it was a delight to work with you. I am so pleased with the match you made in the crest ring made for my #2 son. Not only am I pleased but more importantly he is pleased. When it is time for #3's ring you will be hearing from me. In the meantime, I will be looking forward to hearing from you in regards to the crest cuff links. Thanks again for such a great job!"
-J Burgess Kegan - Maryland, USA
"I received a wonderful surprise and gift of a ring made by your company for my big 50th birthday. I was very impressed by the look, feel and fit of my ring. I was left speechless! - Jack I were very impressed first with the customer service Stephen provided to me....calling me at home early one morning to get the details of the order. Stephen understood the importance of me receiving the ring in time for Jack's birthday and ensured that I had it by the big day. In actuality, I received it a week earlier than I expected. I was also very impressed with the workmanship and quality of the ring. It is a truly exquisite piece of jewelry that we can hand down through the generations. I highly recommend this company and their products. - Cheryl"
-Jack & Cheryl Rischel - Washington - USA
"Stephen, I received the ring I ordered for my son today and it was absolutely OUTSTANDING. Thank you for helping me through the ordering process to make sure everything was just perfect. Very soon we will be ordering identical rings for every member of the family."
-Alan Blair - Connecticut - USA
"I recently received my Family Crest Ring and am beyond satisfied. The engraving is beautiful and the quality is excellent. I am a very impatient person and was not looking forward to waiting the usual 4 to 6 weeks that most jewelers said it would take to make a family crest ring. Stephen was able to expedite the order and I received my ring within 11 days of my first contact with HistoricalNames.com. Definitely a great experience and I would use HistoricalNames.com again. Thanks for the great experience!!!"
-Alexander Abrams - Maryland - USA
"Hi Stephen, well what can I say, I am speechless. I received my 3 rings today, they are absolutely stunning!!! The quality & detail in the Family Coat of Arms ring is amazing, I can't stop looking at it. The girls rings are gorgeous too, I just love the letters in the Balmoral script. Thank you for helping me to create our own family heirlooms, you don't know how much this means to me. Our children are so precious, & it's great that I have something very special to hand down to them, to remind them of the unconditional love that we have for them. Thank you, thank you, thank you, these rings are truly priceless. You obviously love what you do, for the quality & service you offer to your customers is second to none and truly superior to anything I have ever seen before, & also, the rings were a GREAT price. The help you provided when ordering the rings was fantastic. I especially appreciated that you contacted me with every detail in the process which was very reassuring. I am very happy I found your site. Thanks again, Rochelle Lehman."
-Rochelle Lehman - NSW - AUSTRALIA
"I ORDERED 4 CUSTOM RINGS. THEY WERE DELIVERED 2 WEEKS EARLIER THAN PROMISED, AND THE QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP ARE SPECTACULAR. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HISTORICAL NAMES TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEIR PRODUCTS. I AM TRULY PLEASED WITH THE FINAL PRODUCT AND PLAN TO SHOP FOR FUTURE GIFTS AND HERALDRY ITEMS HERE. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCES I HAVE EVER HAD. A TRULY GREAT VALUE AND A GREAT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE. THE RINGS WERE EXACTLY AS WE WANTED, AND THE CRAFTSMANSHIP EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. I RECOMMENDED THE SITE TO MY FAMILY. BRIAN DORAN."
-Brian Doran - Connecticut - USA
"The ring I ordered is amazing! Very, very good quality and excellent service. I contacted Historical Names (Stephen) to see if they would make a ring for my son's 14th birthday within a very tight schedule. Indeed the ring came the night before his birthday. I was actually on the phone to my friend when it was delivered and can't tell you who was more excited. Anyway managed to keep it a secret for a whole 14 hours until my son got up the following day and he opened a present which had a box with a picture of kitchen scales on the front. Not impressed! However, he opened the box and pulled out reams of junk and found the ring in its own box. (Beautiful box) He is absolutely thrilled with the ring. Keeps getting a soft cloth and shining it up. We have shown everyone the ring over the last few days and they are all mightily impressed with it. Thank you so very much for all your help. I am more than delighted with the service and the product and will gladly order from you again and recommend you to family and friends."
-Amanda Roxburgh - Fife - GREAT BRITIAN
**Multiple Rings Discount: 1) Discount offered applies to the least expensive Ring, 2) Requires Rings to be purchased at the same time and, 3) Cannot be combined with other offers and/or arrangements.