Memento Mori Skull Intaglio Ring


Skull and French Motto Intaglio Ring

The ring is cast from a replica of a matrix that's part of antique French wax seal intaglio sets (see photos). Note all mottos are in reverse so that it would read correctly when pressed in wax. If you see a different matrix you like we are happy to make it for you. Just send us a note.

Skulls in heraldry symbolize mortality, a reminder that to live is to die and all living things come to the same end no matter the path they take. They are meant to remind us to live each day like its our last.

The French motto reads "J'ai ete, le suis, tu seras" translates to "As you are, so once was I-As I am, so you will be "

................Product Details......................
Style: Intaglio Ring
Material: Sterling Silver 0.925
Size: 12x14 (Table of Ring) 2mm (Ring Band)

Ring sizes: 3-12
Handcrafting Hours: 2

..............DELIVERY INFO................
* All VINTAGLIO jewelry is handcrafted one at a time and cast in Dallas, Texas USA and can take up to 1 week to produce (non monogrammed styles).
* RUSH SHIPPING Rates are available upon request

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...................JEWELRY CARE..............
*To clean your Vintaglio, gently use a jewelry polishing cloth (these can be purchased at fine jewelry stores) or a fine brush with mild dish soap. Never use silver cleaner as it will remove the intentional oxidized patina showing the detailed parts of the piece.
*Take care when using harsh chemicals, swimming or using a hot tub as it may affect the patina finish.
*Common items such as perfumes or body lotions may dull the luster of your jewelry, or cause it to tarnish at an accelerated rate.

...............LIFETIME GUARANTEE......
* Please note all of our jewelry comes with our lifetime quality guarantee. See our website for more details

................WHO WE ARE.....................
At VINTAGLIO we value the craft of jewelry making above all else. We are first and foremost creators. Using hot wax, molten metal, torches, hammers, (and a glass of bourbon) we form one-of-kind 18KT gold and sterling pieces of the highest quality.

We are a unique high-end jewelry line that has spent years (and again copious glasses of bourbon) perfecting the wax sealing and casting process to offer you the most stunning wax impression jewelry in the world. But we are much more than just beautiful impressions, we are a "study" in wax. While we love metal, wax is our favorite medium so all of our jewelry is crafted from hand-worked wax.

VINTAGLIO strongly believes that the true beauty is achieved through the ancient art of wax sealing so we would NEVER use molds or metal clay craft our jewelry. It is this time honored process that makes us not only the highest quality wax seal jewelry on the market but one of the few that is truly made from sealing wax.

Because we believe our original source of gold should be treated like gold, VINTAGLIO uses 50% recycled metal in all our casting. We also source sustainable materials whenever possible.

All jewelry is proudly handcrafted one at a time in Dallas, Texas USA.

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1-2 weeks

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Custom and personalized orders

    We love custom and personalization here at Vintaglio. Please send us your requests no matter how crazy. Please note that custom and personalized items will take longer. If you are adding initials to a pendant this can add a few days as these items are made on demand.

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    Do you ship UPS, FedEx and DHL for both domestic and international orders?

    Yes. Please let us know if you would like us to quote this option. For international orders it is usually costs more than the actual item purchased but is very quick.

    Reviews (2)


    The quality is even better than I anticipated. Both are in showed up with the correct sizes. I did size my finger incorrectly, but the ring is a true 7. So make sure you get a ring sizer or go see a professional haha. Customer service was absolutely superb. Probably the best I’ve ever had on Etsy to be honest. I intend to buy from this shop again. Such unique and beautiful work! These were gifts to my brother for his birthday so we could have matching rings, and he absolutely loved him. If you’re on the fence definitely buy! I don’t normally leave reviews, but I am blown away by these. Stunning.

    Adorable little ring, super comfortable to wear. Thank you.

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