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from the archive
10k gold“Forget Me Not” Wax Seal Ring
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This hand-cast ring was 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 added a ring base, making sure to leave lots of rustic detail intact to reference the object's utilitarian history. Then we added an orange sapphire into the gold, which creates a juxtaposition of unpolished metal and bling. Note that your ring’s text will be backwards, just like the original artifact. Available in a size 4.5.

This product is final sale.

thedetails

  • Age

    Contemporary. Handmade in Portland, Oregon.

  • Materials

    10k gold, 1.5mm orange sapphire.

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theInspiration

"FORGET ME NOT" was a popular phrase that appeared in jewelry during the Victorian Era and often was accompanied by an image of a blue forget-me-not flower.

Image: Myosotis - aka "forget-me-not", is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae.

please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $300 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $300, a flat $10 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS ground, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.