Wax Seal Ring - "Watch O'er You"

$80.00
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These hand-cast rings were modified from a much-used 19th-century Scottish wax seal. The original piece had multiple stamps with wonderfully cryptic sentiments and images, all appearing in mirror-image reverse.  This was so when the seal was pressed into hot wax, the text would be embossed legibly, right-side-around.  We picked our three favorite stamps and added ring bases, making sure to leave lots of rustic detail intact to reference the object's utilitarian history.  Then we added precious gems into the raw brass, which creates a juxtaposition of unpolished metal and bling.  Note that your ring's text will be backwards, just like the original artifact. 

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    • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
      • Materials: Brass or 10k yellow gold set with a 1.5mm ruby.
      • Sizing: Available in whole ring sizes 5-8.

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        "WATCH O'ER YOU": The first official use of the all seeing eye dates back to 1797 when the Masons adopted the symbol as a seal. "And although our thoughts, words and actions, may be hidden from the eyes of man, yet that All-Seeing Eye, whom the Sun, Moon and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous revolutions, pervades the inmost recesses of the human heart, and will reward us according to our merits." ~ Thomas Smith.  We've set a ruby in the center of this all-seeing eye. 
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        About Details Inspiration

        These hand-cast rings were modified from a much-used 19th-century Scottish wax seal. The original piece had multiple stamps with wonderfully cryptic sentiments and images, all appearing in mirror-image reverse.  This was so when the seal was pressed into hot wax, the text would be embossed legibly, right-side-around.  We picked our three favorite stamps and added ring bases, making sure to leave lots of rustic detail intact to reference the object's utilitarian history.  Then we added precious gems into the raw brass, which creates a juxtaposition of unpolished metal and bling.  Note that your ring's text will be backwards, just like the original artifact. 

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          • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
            • Materials: Brass or 10k yellow gold set with a 1.5mm ruby.
            • Sizing: Available in whole ring sizes 5-8.

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              "WATCH O'ER YOU": The first official use of the all seeing eye dates back to 1797 when the Masons adopted the symbol as a seal. "And although our thoughts, words and actions, may be hidden from the eyes of man, yet that All-Seeing Eye, whom the Sun, Moon and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous revolutions, pervades the inmost recesses of the human heart, and will reward us according to our merits." ~ Thomas Smith.  We've set a ruby in the center of this all-seeing eye. 
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