A handmade replica sterling silver reproduction of the ring given to St. Joan of Arc by her parents for her first communion. The original ring was kept by England after Joan was burned at the stake and only recently returned to France. The ring is a hefty .4 oz of silver. On the top, one side reads “I H S” (abbreviation for “Jhesus”) and “M A R” (“Maria”). Left and right side are inscribed with the letters I and M respectively. Faint decorative etchings are also visible on each side of the ring.
This would make a wonderful First Communion or Confirmation gift or a gift for anyone who takes Joan of Arc as their patron.
The original ring has been in England since Joan’s trial and burning at the stake. It was recently auctioned off for the mind bogglingly large sum of $425,000 and will return to France. To read more and to see photos of the original ring, click here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35728604
The ring has been cast in sterling silver and will fit equivalent to a ring size 7 or 8. Due to its unique shape with the flat bar on top, it cannot be resized, but can be used with ring size adjusters purchased on Amazon or at jewelry stores. It is also large enough to be worn on a chain around the neck.
Read more about the artist and the story behind this ring in an interview here: http://aleteia.org/blogs/simchafisher/geeky-sacramentals-elisa-low-joan-of-arc-katniss-and-a-giveaway/
For inquiries about having this ring made in a different size or cast in yellow, white, or rose gold, please contact Door Number 9. Pricing will be significantly higher because of the high price of gold, but it would make a beautiful heirloom piece or even a unique wedding band.