A stunning skull wax seal ring with a wonderful Latin motto "Memento Mori", translated to "Remember your Mortality" or "Remember that you must die", a reminder to live life well. The phrase Memento Mori is a symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death and was first used in the late 1500's. We created the ring band to include vintage lines of prose from an old letter running across it, a perfect compliment to the seal. You may also select a plain ring band at checkout. Each ring is cast using the original historic seal dating to the late 1700's. Not your typical piece of jewelry, but one with a story, symbolism and meaning. Such a statement ring!
This ring is a reminder that life is short, live it well with no regrets, remember your mortality. Words to live by every day.
►WAX SEAL - the skull wax seal is approximately 3/4" across
►RING SIZE - ring is made of solid Sterling Silver and is available in whole and half sizes.
►BAND WIDTH - the band is approximately 1/4" wide (4mm) and is very comfortable, not too wide, not too skinny.....just perfect!
Each ring is hand cast using the original historic seal dating to the late 1700's, they are unique and one-of-a-kind in every regard so they may vary slightly from the pictures you see and may vary a tiny bit in dimension. Each piece has been given an antique patina and are hand rubbed and tumbled giving them an appealing vintage look that brings out all the detail. Each one is a work of art!
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Keep in mind that most jewelry is delicate to some degree. Unfortunately, no matter what you do to protect it, metal will dull and tarnish over time. Contact with lotion, perfume, and daily perspiration will eventually take its toll on jewelry. Moisture and humidly make this happen even faster.
We have also found that if you live close to the ocean or in an area that is more humid, your jewelry may need extra care to keep it looking shiny and new. And, as convenient as it may be to store your jewelry in the bathroom, this too is a bad idea. Store your jewelry in airtight containers or a resealable plastic bag when not in use, this will protect your piece from humidity and prevent tarnishing and scratches when not in use.
A clever little trick is to place a piece of chalk or a silica packet, (you know the kind that comes with a new pair of shoes or purse?) in your jewelry box to collect humidity and delay tarnish. For all of these situations you'll find that a quick wipe with a polishing cloth will return it's luster and remove any tarnish.
You love your jewelry, we get it, but we always recommend removing it before working out or doing household chores that cause perspiration, this will quickly dull your jewelry and you'll find the back of your pendant will look as though it's collected a layer of grime.
The most frequent question we receive is how to remove this build up. We sell little polishing pads that are cellular foam with permanently bonded micro-abrasives that will quickly remove the build up.
We believe in extraordinary customer service and want you to be happy with your purchase.
To return your non-custom or non-personalized jewelry item, please contact us within fourteen (14) days of the purchase date to make arrangements and receive a Return Authorization number. Items must be received within twenty-one (21) days for a refund or store credit. Items must be in "new" and unworn condition in its original packaging. Include your full name and Return Authorization number on the order.
We will refund the purchase price to the original method of payment minus the shipping costs, unless the error was ours, we are happy to return the shipping fees.
We are also happy to issue a store credit which will go to the purchase of another item in our store.
Exchanges may incur additional shipping charges.
Sale items and custom orders are final sale and cannot be returned.
When will my order arrive? Every order you place at SWJ is finished to order. Please allow 3-5 business days for us to process your order plus transit time.
*Please note that rings are custom made to order and take up to 2 weeks create and finish.