Fettes Signet Ring

Each signet ring is handmade and will be personalised with your details of attendance, creating a heritage piece that you can keep forever in the precious metal of your choice.

Samples are available at the Fettes School Shop for you to try on.

  • There are two types of Signet Ring.
    Show Ring: where the text and image is the correct way round and "readable".
    Seal Engraving: where the image and text are reversed, this is for making a wax impression.
  • Smallest face
    Face measures 13mm x 11mm
    3.5 mm - 13mm in height
    2.25 - 2.5mm in depth
    Most popular ring for a ladies pinky finger

    Medium face
    Face measures 14mm x 12mm
    3.8 mm - 15mm in height
    2mm - 3mm in depth
    Most popular ring for a gentleman's pinky finger

    Largest face (coming soon, please enquire below)
    Face measures 16mm x 13mm
    4.25mm - 16mm in height
    2.35mm - 2.9mm in depth
    Gentleman's full coat of arms
    Most popular size for a gentleman' s wedding finger
  • £ 0.00
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Product Description

Fettes CrestCommunity. A word which has echoed for me as long as I can remember. My true understanding of it, however, came only once I realised just how much the time I spent at Fettes has shaped who I have become. Whether a boarder, a day pupil, a member of staff or a Governor, all play a crucial role in sustaining and creating the unique experience which is attending the College. Yet, what is most extraordinary is the way in which your belonging to Fettes does not end on your Founder’s Day. Regardless of whether you join as a youthful prep schooler or solely for the sixth form, every pupil leaves as a Fettesian.

It is exactly the concept of being a ‘Fettesian’ which sparked the desire to contribute to this legacy. One of the many ways in which ex-pupils are brought back together is through Old Fettesian Dinners, an event I would urge all who have left to attend. It was at this year’s Tayside dinner that I was lucky enough to be seated across from Dawn Beaumont, OFA Co-ordinator, the backbone to this project. The idea behind the school signet ring was an attempt to embody the community that is Fettes; whether in Edinburgh, Hong Kong or London. Old Fettesians will be able to take with them a part of the College, and a reminder of this great community. With each ring blending the history of the institution with the personal.

Thanks to Dawn, what began as simply a small idea has now been beautifully crafted by the fantastic designer Bianca Jones (CW 1992-95), who writes:

‘I was so very pleased to be asked to be involved in this project, as it so much encapsulates what jewellery symbolises to me. The concept that jewellery is a tangible reminder of who you are, and where you have come from, is very important to me. I had a cross cultural upbringing, and attending Fettes brought some much needed stability and a sense of community to my life, one that still resonates with me today. I wanted to convey that feeling in the designing and making of these rings. They have been crafted in such a way that they are incredibly tactile, and moulded with smooth rounded lines – as though they were part of your hand, and essentially a part of your life – as Fettes is.

Each signet ring is handmade and will be personalised with your details of attendance, creating a heritage piece that you can keep forever in the precious metal of your choice.’

Carla Bannatyne (In-CE 2005-13)

Further Details

18ct Yellow Gold is 750 parts of gold per thousand, alloyed with copper and silver. The shade of gold is dependent on the content of the gold itself – meaning that 18t Yellow Gold is a gorgeous rich colour. Developing further with age as it takes on it’s own patina.

9ct Yellow Gold is 375 parts of gold per thousand, alloyed with copper and silver. The shade of gold is dependent on the content of the gold itself – so 9ct Yellow Gold is paler in colour to 18ct Yellow Gold.

Weighty and tactile.

Smallest face – full coat of arms
Face measures 13mm x 11mm
3.5 mm – 13mm in height
2.25 – 2.5mm in depth
Most popular ring for a ladies pinky finger

Medium face
Face measures 14mm x 12mm
3.8 mm – 15mm in height
2mm – 3mm in depth
Most popular ring for a gentleman’s pinky finger

Largest face
Face measures 16mm x 13mm
4.25mm – 16mm in height
2.35mm – 2.9mm in depth
Gentleman’s full coat of arms
Most popular size for a gentleman’ s wedding finger

Ring Size Table

We have created a handy guide to sizing your finger at home.
Download our printable ring sizer here.

MeasurementsRing Conversion Table
InchesmmUSJapaneseFrenchSwissGermanBritish
1 3/444.53444414.0f
1 25/3245.23.56455.514.5g
1 13/1646.04747715.0h
1 7/847.64.5848915.5i
1 15/1649.259501015.8j
250.85.510521216.0k
2 1/1652.4612531316.5l
2 3/3253.26.513541417.0m
2 1/854.0714551517.3n
2 3/1655.67.5155616.517.8o
2 1/457.2816571818.0p
2 5/3257.828.517581918.5q
2 5/1658.7918592019.0r
2 3/860.39.5196021.519.5s
2 7/1661.91020612220.3t
2 1/263.510.5226223.520.8u
2 9/1665.11123632521.0w
2 19/3265.911.524642621.3x
2 5/866.712256627.521.8y

Sizing Your Finger

We have created a handy guide to sizing your finger at home.
Download our printable ring sizer here.

Or if you would prefer a plastic ring gauge to be sent to you fill in the form below:

Engraving

You may have whatever attendance details you wish – whether that be your house, surname or years of attendance.

The maximum number of characters is 20. And please note that the engraved text sits inside the shank.

Signet Ring Packaging

Fettes

We love gift giving and the sentiment that goes along with it.

So we designed pretty packaging inspired by gift-giving and the olden days. And had it all hand-made in Italy from recycled card.

Shipping and Handling

Please note signet rings can take up to 3 weeks.
We will always try our best to ensure the fastest delivery possible and will communicate with you on receipt of your order.

Delivery Options

  • Free Standard UK Delivery (5 working days from despatch) : Free
  • International Airsure : £8.95

Domestic Standard – Free

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • Tracking and signature on delivery

International Shipping – £8.95

  • We used Air Sure for our deliveries from Monday to Friday
  • Western Europe, estimated delivery is 3 – 5 working days from dispatch
  • Rest of Europe, estimated delivery is 5 – 10 working days from dispatch
  • USA & Canada, estimated delivery is 5 – 10 working days from dispatch
  • Far East & Australasia, estimated delivery is 5 – 10 working days from dispatch
  • Rest of the world, estimated delivery is 5 – 14 working days from dispatch

Returns

We will gladly make any alterations to your purchase, repair, or resize an item if it does not fit properly.
All products are guaranteed for one year.
For further information, please check out our FAQ page.

Product Care

Your precious items deserve to be looked after to ensure they stay looking their best.
Here are some tips to keep your ring looking lovely for longer.

And I know it’s tempting to wear your jewellery in bed, while swimming, showering or at the gym but it should be avoided.

When not wearing your jewellery, always keep each piece separately in a soft pouch so that it won’t scratch or be scratched by other pieces.

Love and care for your precious jewellery.

If we could help with any questions at all…

Please use the enquiry form below.