A sovereign ring is a ring which typically has a gold sovereign as a primary decorative feature, with the obverse face as the visible detail. The coin may be either genuine or replica tender, and may be either a sovereign or half sovereign. In the United Kingdom it is also common to use custom coinage bearing such motifs as the 'Three Lions', or other similar imagery as Saint George, or a Welsh Dragon.
The item has a rather down-market image, being popularly associated with spivs and out-of-touch swingers. Materials prepared for UK schools to warn students against child molesters contain a drawing of one wearing several of the rings, as well as gold chains and a Hawaiian shirt open to the waist. English rapper Louise Amanda Harman is known for wearing a sovereign ring, hence her stage name of "Lady Sovereign."