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Vegas Must-Haves #5: Signet Rings Are a Sign of the Times

They allow your customer to create her own stamp of style.

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Heading out to Vegas for Jewelry Week? Here are some of the trends we are predicting you will see and that you might want to bring into your store. Some have been going strong for a few seasons, while others have been evolving for a couple of years. All are popular from the red carpet to the ready-to-wear runways to the jewelry design studios. So, why not try your luck with this trend or the others we will be showing?

Signet rings have left their mark of distinction on contemporary designers. Over the past several years, antique and vintage signets in all gold or gold and hardstone have been selling out of antique shops and trade fairs. They are also being interpreted in the modern market in everything from customized initials to mottos, motifs and messages. In an age of personalization, they allow you to your customer to create her own stamp of style by choosing those that are most significant and speak to who she is. Or you can individualize them even more by working with clients and designers to create one-of-a-kind or limited editions that will represent or celebrate an important occasion. This season designers have gotten even more creative, working in gemstones and enamel and creating a range of romantic to playful motifs. Some celebrities who wear them: Pippa Middleton, Helen Mirren, Rihanna and Penelope Cruz.

Penelope Cruz has often been photographed in a ruby and gold signet on her pointer finger at awards presentations , which was given to her by her grandmother, on her pointer finger. Ahead of the trend, she also wore it in the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona and in her appearance in a 2003 Coca Cola commercial.

Sorellina heart signet ring with turquoise, diamonds and pink sapphires in 18K gold. sorellinanewyork.com. $2,500

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Nouvel Heritage 18K multi sapphire and diamond Signet Ring with the word Love engraved. Also is available with initials.
18K gold, sapphires and diamonds nouvelheritage.com. $3800

Jade Trau 18K gold signet ring with accent diamonds. Can be personalized. jadetrau.com. $2,100

Susan Highsmith Gemini signet ring in 14K gold. susanhighsmith.com. Priced upon request.

Zoe Chicco 14k Engraved Monogram Signet Ring. zoechicco.com. $770

Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.

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