Ready to Ship Size 6 - 8 - Game of Bones - Lovers of Valdaro Claddagh Fede Victorian Inspired Memento Mori Skeleton Ring - 14k Yellow Gold
This ring was inspired firstly by Drawlloween 2022 and todays (10/12) prompt of Game of Bones. When deciding what to make for this prompt I was inspired by the famous Lovers of Valdaro grave of a man and a woman who died in each others arms in Italy approximately 6,000 years ago. They were uncovered in 2007 there is something extremely romantic to me about their fate and their final embrace. The ring is also a bit of nod to the tradition Claddagh rings with a crowned heart and the heart being held by hands. And lastly I have lately been researching Victorian jewelry quite extensively and have fallen in love with the Fede rings which are generally 2 clasped hands representing a token of loyalty or faith between two people.
This ring has a heart shaped center with my version of the embracing skeletons. Above the heart is gold crown and 2 hands are holding the heart and crown.
Your ring in the photos is the one you will receive, it is a size 7 and ready to ship.
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We are a family owned and operated business based out of downtown Portland, OR. My dad, Gary Swank started this business in 1973!
Gary Swank Jewelers
1309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
3-5 business days
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Unsure of your ring size? Please select the smallest size when checking out and I will send you a ring sizer in the mail after purchase to confirm your size.
We highly recommend getting a ring sizer from us. Ring sizing starts at $50 and goes up depending on how far they need to go.
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Made to order items take 4-6 weeks to make. If you need something sooner please contact me to see if we can accommodate you. Rush orders are non-refundable.
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I cannot predict exact shipping or arrival dates.
We work in sterling silver, 14k rose gold, 14k yellow gold 14k Palladium white gold.
About Palladium White gold - Most of the white gold that you see in America has nickel as the alloy. 14k gold is about 56% pure gold, the rest is alloy. The Palladium white gold we use is nickel free. Palladium which comes from the platinum family of metals replaces the nickel in the alloy, making it hypoallergenic. Palladium white gold has a gorgeous gray color and we do not plate any of our metals.
We include a polishing cloth with every order. For at home cleanings I recommend using a soft tooth brush and some warm soapy water. I recommend a mild and natural soap like a Dr. Bronners or a Mrs. Meyers. If your ring has stones you want to be sure to clean behind them as well to help them stay extra sparkly.
If you have a high shine silver ring that you want to stay as shiny as possible store it in an air tight container when not wearing it to avoid oxidization.
Every piece is shipped in a tan jewelry box with a Vegan leather top. We also include a polishing cloth with every order.
Domestic orders are shipped via USPS Priority mail, we use the small flat rate boxes that should fit in every mailbox. Signature confirmations are added at my discretion. Priority mail takes approximately 2-3 business days to arrive. Tracking info is sent to the email on file with your Etsy account.
International orders are shipped via USPS Priority mail. Arrival time varies greatly by country.
Items not retrieved from the post office or customs will be subject to a 50% restocking fee.
International Buyers Please Note-
You may be assessed Import Duties/VAT/ Customs fees, those fees are assessed by your Government and will be your responsibility to pay. We do mark the full value of the item on the customs paperwork.
- We are not able to take on custom work.
- We only produce the items as shown on the site.
- We cannot customize gemstones.
- We cannot set customer gems.
- We do not sell unfinished jewelry or semi mounts.
- We cannot alter our rings to fit with a ring you have from another vendor.
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Please be sure to recycle as much packaging as possible per the LUCID program, thanks!
All of the diamonds we use and sell are certified conflict free. The metals we used are recycled.
We are not able to offer engraving service at this time.