$ 35.99

Alchemy Gothic Deus Et Natura Ring

Respect for the triumphant harmony of Nature and The Creator, or are they the same? The Latin solid bronze band, reading "DEUS ET NATUA NO FACIUNT FRUSTA", says 'God and Nature do not work together in vain'.

The Latin on this ring was taken from the tomb of the Crusader Knight - Sir Mortimer de Rosa, within a chantry chapel of the Shrine of St Laventius.  This small monastic settlement lay on the pilgrims route from Winchester to Canterbury, and fell into ruin around 1400. We only know of this tomb today thanks to Geoffery Chaucer, author of the Canterbury Tales.

Some may notice the apparent discrepancy between the name of the ring and the actual inscription.  Chaucer, describes the magnificent mausoleum in one of his more obscure writings. Our ring inscription copies literally what Chaucer set down - "DEUS ET NATUA NO FACIUNT FRUSTA".  Whether this is a mistake made by the scribe or a contraction of the letters A and R by the original stone mason, we may never know.  However, local legend tells of a secret underground vault, where lies a hoard of crusader gold, looted from Jerusalem. Some versions of this story locate the treasure trove beneath a tomb which only opens when a truly sagacious pilgrim lays his hand upon a secret key-stone.

Could we then surmise, that our typographical conundrum may have led the way to Sir Mortimer's lost fortune?

An intricate band with a powerful message.

A pewter and solid bronze band ring with pierced and etched bronze Latin quotation.

Approximate Dimensions 
Width 0.94" x Height 0.94" x Depth 0.47"- based on size T/9.5
US 7, 8.5, 9.5, 11, 12
Fine English Pewter, Bronze Colored Pewter. 
How To Measure Your Ring Size
  1. Cut a strip of paper no wider than 6mm / 0.23”.
  2. Wrap the paper around your finger, and mark the paper where it meets.

3.Check that it slips over the joints of the finger without difficulty.

  1. Measure the marked length of paper and compare it to the metric row in size chart.

This should give you a good idea of your ring size.

If your ring falls between sizes, order the next larger ring size.

PLEASE NOTE that ring sizes may very due to our jewelry being hand made.

Rize Size mm to inches

51.2 mm = 2.01” inches

53.8 mm = 2.11” inches

57.6 mm = 2.26” inches

61.4 mm = 2.41” inches

65.3 mm = 2.57” inches

67.8 mm = 2.66” inches

70.4 mm = 2.77” inches

Rize Size only come in L / 6, N / 7, Q / 8.5, T / 9.5, W / 11, Y / 12, Z1 / 13.