The Sundial is a beautifully simple instrument used to tell time based upon the shadow cast by the sun onto the face of the dial. It is one of the earliest tools used to measure time and although it has been replaced by advances in technology, it continues to be a symbol of the fleeting nature of time and is often engraved with a sundial motto making reference to that.
Dona præsentis cape lætus horæ [ac linque severe]. (Take the gifts of this hour.)
This ring was inspired by the podcast s-town which tells an emotionally complex story about the fascinating life and character of clock maker John B. McLemore. Interested in learning a little more about the thought behind this ring? Check out the blog post.
- Sterling Silver
- Fully functioning gnomon
- Custom flip top lid with a tabbed closure
- This style is made to order and ships in two weeks
Fine jewelry needs to be treated with care. It is a good practice to remove jewelry when coming home, and to put it back on when leaving the house. This can lengthen the life of a piece dramatically, and can lessen the chances of damaging an item. Try not to wear jewelry to bed, in the shower, or while cooking.
To clean most gold and platinum jewelry, we recommend a gentle brushing with a chemical-free dish soap, warm water, and a soft toothbrush.
For sterling silver we suggest a silver cream polish called Wright's Silver Cream. This can be found at most supermarkets or hardware stores in the cleaning aisle. A polishing cloth can also be a great way to quickly wipe down a piece.
Each piece is hand-made to order and will be ready to ship in 1 to 2 weeks. You can expect to receive tracking with the shipping notification email immediately prior to your order going out.
For custom orders or to request a rush, please contact me.