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Encircle your finger with a substantial rustic skeleton wax seal ring band, US size 10, chunky irregular sterling silver all the way around ... memento mori wax seal jewelry

- 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 - just over 1/4" (6mm)
- ring band thickness - 2.5mm
- photographed next to a US dime for scale
- wax seal ring metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- US ring size 10
- this is the only one of a one of a kind ring but I'm hoping to carve more in the future.

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!