skeleton ring - memento mori jewelry
Encircle your finger with a rustic skeleton wax seal ring band in sterling silver ... memento mori wax seal jewelry and whimsigoth jewelry.
With the goal of making a skeleton ring that looks unearthed after centuries in the ground it was carved and manipulated in wax and lost wax cast in sterling silver.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, a skeleton is symbolic of mortality.
Memento mori, a reminder that death comes to all living things and life is short so make now matter.
- ring band width measurement - 1/4" (5 - 6mm)
- photographed next to a US dime for scale
- wax seal ring metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
Hand crafted in wax from just the skeleton portion of a large Georgian era (1714 - 1830) desk wax seal and then lost wax cast in sterling silver and finished.
The interesting full size wax seal depicts an oval in the center which reads, in Latin, SPES MIHI SUMMUM BONUM SCHONDEL with the initials JFA.
A skeleton and a woman holding a bird leaning on a large anchor flank the oval.
An hour glass, a rake and a scythe, a wheat sheaf are engraved under the oval. At the top is a ribbon tied into a bow.
Find the full size skeleton and widow wax seal necklace here, as well as other skeleton jewelry with the large wax seal.
Impressed with history!