Life is short... live it well wearing a fabulous silver skull and crossbones wax seal ring!
Choose an adjustable ring band or a fixed size round band ring.
- description -
The skull and crossbones sit below a draping of laurel and interestingly, there is a resinous wax residue left in the initials FS of the original wax seal but I have left it there for now.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull symbolizes mortality and the crossed thighbones symbolize mortality.
The skull is often called the Latin memento mori which roughly translates remember that you must die and it is a grim reminder to remember that life is short... live it well!
Hand cast from an 18th century skull and bones desk wax seal.
- approximate wax seal measurement - almost 1” x 1" (24 x 26mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- sterling silver (.925 silver) adjustable ring shank. 6/32" wide (3mm wide)
- the 3rd photo depicts the back of the adjustable ring
- the 4th photo shows the ring with a fixed size band - sterling silver 3/32" wide (2mm wide)
- additional information -
The skull and crossbones symbol consists of a human skull over two long thigh bones crossed together. Throughout history it has been used in several contexts... a poison warning, a military symbol, a symbol for secret societies and more.
In Christianity it marks mortality.
In general Freemasonry and the Knights Templar it is an emblem of our limited opportunity to do good. Since it is a symbol of mortality, it should make us remember because at one time the skull contained the mind of a living soul. We are instructed that we can never too often consider our own mortality. And with that instruction we should be reminded that there is never any certainty that we can correct our mistakes of today by any action we will have the opportunity to perform tomorrow.
Impressed with history!