Arcadia band in sterling silver or gold

$50.00 - $525.00

"Et in arcadia ego," which translates to "I too have been to Arcadia," is the title of several paintings and prints by Nicolas Poussin (1637), Guercino (1618), Johann Schütz (1788), and others. It was an early Modern theme that combined an affinity for ancient Greek imagery and philosophy with a contemporary preoccupation with human mortality.
Arcadia is an idyllic Greek landscape representing a blissful, utopian mental state, and the "I" in the title is death incarnate, personified by a skull or, in most paintings, an inscribed tomb. Thus the phrase "et in Arcadia ego" becomes a memento mori; a reminder that even in bliss, death awaits.

Cast in your choice of partially oxidized sterling silver, 10k gold, or 14k gold.

Band measures 1/8" (approximately 3mm) wide.

sterling silver: $50
10k gold: $325
14k rose or yellow gold: $525

Please note that the last image shows this design along with the Georgian mourning band and the Georgian skull band.

This design has intentionally rustic details that are meant to make it look aged. Each ring will be slightly different.

***Please be sure that you know your correct ring size.
I will resize rings for a fee of $20, which includes return shipping. Please visit Policies for more information.


I make each piece to order, so please allow up to 2-4 weeks for shipment.

All orders ship via USPS with tracking. I also include insurance on US orders valuing over $300 and all international orders.

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