There are several types of family rings. The heraldic signet ring is one of them. It emphasizes ancestral affiliation and noble roots. However, it's not only this kind of ring that can be passed down from generation to generation.
An initial is the first letter that begins a chapter or paragraph, it's larger than the basic text, sometimes in colour, and often with an integrated ornament. It appears in ancient Greek and Latin. An initial is also the first letter of a surname. A properly designed initial with an ornament is a symbol similar to a coat of arms.
I designed a family ring with an initial for Mr. Marcin. The serif font has a beautiful rhythm, but also perfectly manages the negative space. This enables the the initial to be refined and balanced ,while correspondingly beautifully with the entire signet ring. The letter is surrounded by solar spatial engraving, closed in an octagonal, golden frame. The sides of the signet ring are decorated with plant labs on the principle of inverted symmetry.