for every 5,000 miles travelled, or for passing over the equator, a sailor would get a sparrow tattooed. they were also considered good luck for dangerous or long journeys and many sailors would get tattooed before leaving the docks, in port towns.
my great grandfather, who was in the navy, told my great grandmother he had a gift of birds to bring home to her, which wound up being two sparrows tattooed on his chest. although i never met him, this is one of my favorite stories about him.
this ring is meant as a talisman for those traveling far away from home or heart, for good luck and for those out to sea emotionally or physically.
please send me your *CORRECT* size at time of ordering, i can't start the ring until i have this info. i can make half and quarter sizes as well. it is best to have your finger professionally sized at any local jewelry store that sells engagement rings. if this is for a gift, you can also have a ring sized to find out the proper ring size without the recipient being present (if you can manage to snag a ring without them noticing ! ) ONLINE CHARTS HAVE PROVED TO BE EXTREMELY UNRELIABLE. i do re-size rings for a small fee.
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***this ring is made to order, just for you! please allow 3-4 weeks for creation before shipment of your new ring.