Description: Victorian designed sterling silver large griffin whimsy ring. The griffin, half lion, half eagle, has symbolized guardianship since medieval times. The griffin has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. Seen as guardians of secretly buried wealth, the griffin evolved from a ferocious animal of antiquity to become a symbol of strength and valor.
These rings are made with the original hand engraved dies, also known as 'hubs', from a collection dating back from the 1800's to early 1900's. They are not mass produced and are cast per order making these whimsy rings a very unique, personal and one of a kind gift. Using a combination of techniques from the past and present these fabulous designs have been brought back to life in such a way that even the original tool marks hand engraved over a 100 years ago are left intact and preserved as part of the history and charm of your ring.
Measurements: Measuring 5/8" by 5/8" wide. The corners of this ring stick out, as the top does not curve to the finger. Approx. ring size 8 1/4 but casting may vary by as much as 1 size. If you need an exact ring size select it from the drop down box and the resizing fee will be figured into your total. Your ring will then be the exact size you requested.
Manufacturing time: Ships in approx. 2 weeks.