The lion is a symbol that throughout history and throughout various cultures has been associated with strength, power, courage and fortitude. The famous marble lion statues outside the 5th Avenue New York City Public Library were originally named Leo Astor and Leo Lenox, after The New York Public Library founders, John Jacob Astor and James Lenox. Later they were known as Lady Astor and Lord Lenox (even though they are both male lions). During the 1930s, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia named them Patience and Fortitude, for the qualities he felt New Yorkers would need to survive the economic depression. These names have stood the test of time and we decided to name this ring after the lion who sits guarding the north side of the main stairway - Fortitude.
This ring is solidly crafted in .925 sterling silver and weighs in at almost one ounce! I can also make this in 10KT, 14KT 18KT or 22KT gold, platinum, palladium, or most other metals. Please contact us for a quote.
Each ring is individually carved and crafted to your size. Many jewelers duplicate their original models with rubber molds, but you just don't get the same crisp detail in a mass produced copy. All of my rings are created from a first generation wax model. This ring is heavy enough to stand the test of time.
To create your individually handcrafted piece, our current workload requires approximately four weeks from the date of order to the date of shipping. If you need your piece sooner, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your request at no extra charge. Customized pieces may take longer. Please contact us for an ETA.
DETERMINING YOUR CORRECT RING SIZE
For the long term enjoyment of your ring, it is essential it fit well. It's generally best to have a local jeweler size your finger. Most will have narrow and wide ring sizing sets. Use whichever is appropriate for the ring you are ordering. Wide rings may require a slightly larger size.
I DON’T SEE MY SIZE IN THE DROP-DOWNS
If your size is less than 4 or greater than 14, or if you need a quarter size, please let us know. We will be more than happy to work with you.
Because every ring is one of a kind, we have the flexibility to make this design slightly wider or narrower depending on your preference. Want diamonds or two tone? Glad to oblige. Different gems, both natural and lab grown, as well as various metals are available. Contact us for quote. Let's work together to make the ring of YOUR dreams.