Rebus will be back on the road this Spring visiting the West Coast of the United States. We are returning to two of our favourites places, LA and San Francisco, and we will also be making our debut visit to Seattle.
Whether a self purchase gift to celebrate a landmark occasion, a surprise for a loved one, or a signature style statement - each signet ring is as distinct as it’s wearer. The traditional signet ring, for which Rebus is renowned, will be available to try on in all face shapes, from Oxford oval to cushion, as well as sizes, metal types, and precious and semi-precious stones.
During one-to-one appointments, clients will have a chance to browse our feature collection, and the Rebus team will be on hand to offer design advice and demonstrate some of Rebus’ engraving skills.
If pieces are commissioned they will be produced by the team of hand-engravers, who are based in Rebus' flagship workshop in London’s famed jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. Once compl
The fourth in our popular series of US trunk shows and our second time in the Big Apple; Rebus will be coming back to NYC to host three days of design consultations this October.
During one-to-one appointments, clients will have a chance to browse a feature collection of signet rings, cufflinks, and pendants and the Rebus team will be on hand to offer advice and demonstrate some of Rebus’ design and engraving skills. If pieces are commissioned, the final design will then be produced by the team of hand-engravers, who are based in Rebus' flagship workshop in London’s famed jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. Once completed, these special jewellery pieces will be delivered to their new owners.
The Trunk Show will take place Thursday 24th October to Saturday 26th October at the Nomad
The symbolic language of flowers has been recognised for centuries throughout Europe and Asia. The Victorians were particularly good at deciphering their layered meanings, delving into mythologies, folklore, sonnets and plays of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Chinese to unearth a treasure-trove of unspoken, perfumed words. We’ve taken a leaf from their book and enjoyed compiling for you a little peek into this secret garden. If this plants a seed of interest in you, get in touch with our team to find out more.
Romance, passionate love, friendship, joy
Where else could we start in our run down of top flower motifs? The Rose is of course one of the most classic of floral icons with myriad cul
Which Precious Metal Should I Choose?
Preference for a certain carat of gold is often based on cultural factors. In the UK, 9ct and 18ct are the most commonly sold, while in the US, 14ct is more popular. 24ct represents pure gold and tends to be used for exchange and investment, as it is too soft to use in jewellery.
Rebus hand craft our signet rings solid yellow, rose or white gold (9ct, 14ct and 18ct), platinum and sterling silver (Oxford Ovals only).
Yellow gold is a traditional choice and its appeal as a precious metal dates back to 600 BC, when it was first used in coin form. Pure gold is too soft to make into a ring, so it is always mixed with other alloys (metals).
When choosing your signet ring, it’s important to take your time in your selection as it is something you will wear for life and pass down to the next generation. The ‘rules’ of which finger to wear to signet ring on is a much-discussed topic with our customers; opinions differ because the signet ring is an item of jewellery which is so steeped in tradition, yet it’s identity and purpose is ever evolving as fashions change, evident not only over recent years but across the centuries.
Signet rings have a flat bezel (the surface which bares your engraving) and the design is usually engraved in intaglio (meaning it will leave a raised impression of the design if the ring is pressed into sealing wax). As designs vary in size and shape, from ancient heraldic family crests to unique bespoke designs, the most important thing to consider is choosing a face shape that will best display the engraving.
How to choose the shape of your ring
As part of our tour along the California coast this Spring, Rebus will be setting up shop in The Ambrose hotel in the seaside city of Santa Monica. Following our phenomenally successful Pop Up in New York last Fall, this will be the third in our series of exciting US Pop Ups; you’ve called us back and we’re crossing the Atlantic once more.
For the first time ever, heritage-loving Angelenos will have the opportunity to book private consultations with Emmet Smith and the Rebus team without having to book a flight to London. On the location choice, Rebus founder Emmet Smith explains that “we’ve been fortunate to be recognized and sought after by clients from all over the wor
Rebus is excited to announce that we will be crossing the pond for the second time to host a pop-up in San Francisco, where we will be teaming up with ethical jewellery retailer, Fiat Lux.
The partnership has been several years in the making, as Fiat Lux founders Marie McCarthy and Alexei Angelides had been following Rebus founder Emmet Smith’s work with Rebus and arranged to visit our London workshop to order their own personal signet rings. The couple immediately extended the invitation for Rebus to set up shop in their Bay Area boutique in San Francisco. Their Gothic-meets-modern boutique houses a working studio space where jewelers merge traditional craftsmanship with modern design, making them a truly apt partner for Rebus;
“It was immediately obvious that it’s the kind of craftsmanship with fine attention to detail and precision that’s exactly what we strive for in our shop,” says Angelides. “We were elated to find a like-minded individual doing real things
Rebus’ bespoke design service transforms your ideas to paper and provides you with the freedom to create a truly unique piece of jewellery, something personal and treasured. Our skilled artists have the experience and understanding of the traditional methods of hand engraving that we use, to be able to produce not only a beautiful piece of artwork, but a design that smoothly translates when engraved into metal.
One of our long-standing artists, Molly is based in London and has worked on collections for museums, personal commissions for the big moments in people's lives as well as carrying out her own practise experimenting with forms, ideas and aesthetics around research into light, space, memory and time. She completed a Masters in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art in 2013.
To provide you with an insight to her design process, we met with her to go through past commissions, how she develops a piece of artwork and her fa
Rebus is excited to announce that we will be crossing the pond this coming September, to host our very first pop-up in the USA, where we will be joining creative forces with J. Mueser, one of the most reputable bespoke men’s tailoring shops in New York.
The decision to partner with J. Mueser came about naturally, as founder, Jake Mueser is himself, an owner of a bespoke Rebus signet ring bearing a custom designed crest.
Up until now, Rebus’ customers in the US have been able to order online and consult with our consultants digitally. For the first time ever, New York customers will get the chance to meet with the founder and master engraver, Emmet Smith, for a one-of-a-kind, personal experience in their hometown.
“Over recent years, we’ve experienced more and more requests from clients in the U
Rebus is lucky enough to work with customers from all over the world, and we appreciate that without being able to physically try on our jewellery pieces, you want to make a fully informed decision on a piece that you will treasure for years to come.
With this in mind, we have created a comprehensive step-by-step guide to placing an order with us, with the aim of making sure you are fully informed along the way.
To provide a more visual experience for your enquiry, we can also arrange a Zoom consultation to speak face to face with our design team. Time are available to suit most time zones, and can be booked here.
Step One – Requesting a Welcome Pack
Our Welcome Packs provide information about the heritage of the brand, the history of hand engraving techniques, a selection of to scale signet ring face sizes and a plastic finger sizer to measure your ring size.
Once received, t