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.” Rachel Constantine, Marketing Director for Rebus says that the decision to use SMO gold was an easy one so that their clients they could be secure in the knowledge that their jewellery was not only beautiful but 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,” she adds.
The Oxford 55 Signet SMO Gold Ring offers a flawless 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.