Rebus Introduces SMO Gold Nautical Signet Rings

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  • December 30, 2022

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Octopus Signet Rings: Matching pair of Custom Engraved Oxford 55 Signet Rings, in 18K White and Yellow Gold (14x12mm and 11x9mm face sizes)
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Aquatic symbols have been timeless for centuries, from the talismanic representation of Poseidon and mythology to expressions of the figurative. For some, the sea is smooth and peaceful, giving a calming effect, for others it is wild and restless, like its waves crashing against the shore. Its depth and mystery have inspired artists throughout time. In the winter, seaside resorts, sailing and thermal baths attract snowbirds. The award-winning goldsmiths and hand engravers at Rebus are launching one-of-a kind signet rings, which capture nautical style. Carved from single mined origin gold, the new Rebus ocean-inspired jewels are the perfect gifts for snowbirds as they head South this season. 


Emmet Smith, Founder of Rebus, says, “I always feel happier and energized when close to the ocean in all its changing moods.  I wanted to capture this spirit and profound attachment in these designs, after all who doesn't feel better after a day by the sea.” 


Whether commemorating one's own love for the sea, or celebrating a loved one’s passion for sea life, a custom hand engraved signet ring is the perfect accessory for the season. One can wear its symbolism while at the resort or keep it as a reminder of warmer months. Sailors can work alongside a Rebus designer, developing a custom design, such as a profile of a beloved ship, historic lighthouse or landmark. Marine life can be memorialized in precious metal, from an octopus or fish to hammerhead sharks. Classic symbols can be interwoven, such as a trident, anchor or nautical star. Designs can be reverse engraved to seal an elegant correspondence.  

Fish and Onyx Signet Ring: 9K Yellow Gold 14x12mm Stone Set Oval Signet Ring (14x12mm) with Bespoke Seal Engraving
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The Oxford 55 Signet SMO Gold Ring offers a flowless palette to begin the nautical design journey. Available in 9K, 14K or 18K SMO yellow gold, Rebus master goldsmiths customize deep seal engravings or initials on the face, and script or roman capital engraving within the shank. Merging identity, style, and tradition through tailored design, the incorporation of single-mined origin gold ensures customers that each Rebus Oxford 55 signet ring has been ethically sourced from the Hummingbird-owned Yanfolila mine in Mali, West Africa. The auditable chain of custody for gold, denotes a legitimate mining operation and no conflict, supporting the prosperity of the local mining community. To add depth with color, the Stone Set Oval Signet Ring offers a unique aesthetic to achieve a luxurious carved vision in stone. Bloodstone, carnelian, lapis lazuli, and onyx, are available in a solid back rub-over setting. Secure and classic, one can capture additional oceanic textures in a deep engraving.   


“The decision to use SMO gold was an easy one, so that our clients and ourselves can be secure in the knowledge that our jewelry is not only beautiful but is also a social and environmentally responsible choice.  The chain of custody guarantees the highest quality raw materials without any pricing premium, so if for yourself or a loved one, the purchase can be enjoyed in the knowledge of guaranteed excellence and provenance,” says Rachel Constantine, Marketing Director for Rebus.  

Boat and Lighthouse Signet Ring: Landscape Oval 14K Yellow Gold with Bespoke Seal Engraving
Image courtesy of Rebus


Rebus collaborates with customers to achieve their design dreams, creating timeless, desirable signet rings made to last a lifetime. For more information about Rebus, SMO gold, or to order the Oxford 55, visit  For press inquiries, contact Pietra Communications at or call 212-913-9761. 


Olga Gonzalez
Pietra Communications

LONDON, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 203 488 2631
About Rebus

Rebus is the UK’s premier creator of hand-crafted signet rings. The company was founded by Emmet Smith in 2005 as a department within R.H. Wilkins, the renowned engravers based in London’s Hatton Garden. The Rebus team is made up of award winning hand engravers and goldsmiths, all with a heartfelt commitment to beautiful engraving using traditional hand tools. Over the years, R.H. Wilkins and the Rebus team have won over twenty awards, and it is a tradition to have two apprentices at any time who are indentured through Goldsmiths Hall.

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