Gilded Cage Conservatory Signet Ring by DRU.

Stats: Victorian in style, the uniquely sleek gold and white diamond Gilded Cage Conservatory Signet features a "locket" that slides open to reveal a secret compartment. The signet's shank is engraved with feathers and the top with a nightingale. The signet's chamber opens to reveal the cage from which the nightingale escaped. There are five white diamonds scattered throughout the design.

The Nightingale was inspired by the symbolism of plumage and the magic and mystery of flight. Feathers have long been associated with the gods, and the feather’s image calls to mind the celestial. Furthermore, the bird is a symbol of freedom, joy, and spirit. 

2018 First Place winner of INSTORE Magazine's Design Award in the Gold Category.

The Conservatory Signet is a substantial piece that can be worn by both women and men

Length across face: 12.5 mm

Height of face: 14 mm

Width from face to shank: 5 mm

Width of band: graduates from approx. 6 mm to 3 mm

Story: One-of-a-kind antique and cast medallions of icons, Saints, crosses, and sayings comprise DRU., the fine jewelry collection in 14K gold, sterling silver, and precious gemstones, which designer Thea Miller launched in 2016.  Steeped in history and the power and protection behind religious iconography, the collection is as bold and edgy as it is symbolic. It can be viewed as armor and encouragement and carries meanings of faith, hope, love, empowerment, good fortune, and support.

When asked how Thea believes customers should buy and wear and collection pieces, she says, "My collection is about jewelry with significance that one can wear as armor, but it is also about having some fun and getting creative. It should be worn according to one’s mood. The pieces are meant to be tongue-in-cheek, like “Be A Lady” or more inspiring like the “En Theos” ring. “No matter which way you view the collection—it should ultimately be about the person who is wearing it,” Thea concludes.

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