A vintage Lawyer's Ring with a contoured band (6mm or 1/4" wide) Inscribed in Latin: Aequalitas, meaning 'equality of rights'.
The concept of equality of rights we tend to think of as a modern idea, whatever the particular struggle being pursued. However, the battle to establish freedoms, rights and equality is as ancient as civilization itself. The Latin word ‘aequalitas’ was a rallying call in ancient Rome; in French, 'egalite' was one of the cries of the Revolution; in English, equality was a central tenet of the American Declaration of Independence. There are many words for equality in Latin, with differing shades of meaning. ‘Aequalitas’ specifically refers to equality of rights.
Made in the USA. These rings are cast in 925 sterling silver using the lost-wax method and are hand finished.
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This wide style band is approx. 1/4" in width or 7mm wide.
US Sizes available - 10 - Only 1 left!
We ship via USPS Priority Mail with Insurance so that you will receive your order in 2-3 days once the package is posted.
NOTE: These vintage items have never been worn. They have been in storage or on display in the shop for over 20 years and it is time for them to go! We are still taking pictures of rings, so keep checking back for new listing! Many are one of a kind so don't delay in getting the ones you like because they will not last long!
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In keeping with the authenticity of the original pieces, these rings have not be coated with a non-tarnish finish like most modern rings. Unlike gold, sterling silver will naturally tarnish or dull as it reacts with the air or your skin; it may even turn your finger green because it is an alloy....92.5 silver and 7.5 copper. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in a jewelry bag will help prevent tarnishing.
LAWYERS RING HISTORY: The tradition of giving Serjeants-at-Law or Lawyers' rings upon admittance to the bar began in England sometime during the Plantagent period in the early 1400's. The rings were simple bands inscribed around the outside or inside with a legal verse in Latin sometimes referring to a contemporary event but more usually engraved with a verse referring to a legal ideal. The custom is referred to in the "De Laudibus Legum Angliac." The original of this ring would have been used for such a purpose.
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We have 4 styles of Lawyers Rings left!
Latin - The King is Above the Law
Latin - The Law is the Tool of the Monarchy
Latin - Long Live the King and the Law
Latin - Equality of Rights
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