Wax Seal Ring
"May It Watch O'er You"
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.