The Mask of Many Arrows Ring

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The Mask of Many Arrows Ring

650.00

Metal: 15K Gold

Stone: N/A

Size: 5

Face Size: approx. 6mm x 8mm

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

The rendering of Cupid with his arrows is widely recognized but its fascinating origin is less known. The ancient myth tells the story of a young Cupid stealing honey from a beehive. As you would expect, he was stung several times in his pursuit of the golden elixir. Distraught, he ran to his mother Venus, the love goddess, who chuckled at the irony of it all. She told him he was also a small creature who delivers a sting- the sting of love. After this, Cupid acquired his own “stinger” of sorts, in the form of golden tipped arrows. These arrows were filled with uncontrollable desire, and when penetrating someone’s heart, made them fall hopelessly in love. 

This 19th century signet ring reminded us of the story of Cupid’s arrows. The gentle oval face is gold like honey with a crest like depiction full of arrows. Six arrows pierce a banner giving us dual symbolism of mortality and love. Smoothed over the last century, we think this antique beauty is the perfect everyday staple. 

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