Jewellery designers often have a flair for the exotic, and Evan Yurman is no different. The chief design director of David Yurman has a passionate interest in unique materials and designs, and this spring he has gone back to ancient Egypt for the new Signet Ring collection.

The rings, featuring black diamonds and carbon fibre, have a robust design and are similar to the signet rings used by Egyptians for sealing documents in wax. The practice has persisted through the centuries, worn by aristocrats and now, by the contemporary man with exquisite taste.