Making of: Holy Handmade! Signet-Ring Seal, by Rebus

When the theme of this year’s Handmade exhibition was set, we wanted to celebrate with a precious symbol – a contemporary talisman setting out our divine design aspirations. Because specially commissioned seals have been a regular Handmade motif, the idea of a signet ring – a classic liturgical jewel – took hold. Having settled on the illustrator Kam Tang and graphic designer Darren Wall’s 2011 seal design, we approached Rebus, a traditional goldsmiths’ studio and signet ring specialist based in London’s famed Hatton garden jewellery quarter. With Rebus director and master engraver Emmet Smith at the helm, here’s how the Wallpaper ‘Holy Handmade’ signet ring and seal took its superbly unique shape...

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