This ring is inspired by the Roman god of doorways. In Rome, temples dedicated to Janus were numerous, the most important being known as the Ianus Geminus, a double-gated structure (one door facing the rising sun and the other, the setting sun) found on the Forum Romanum through which the Roman legionaries marched off to battle. This particular temple served a symbolic function. When the gates of the temple were closed, this represented peace within the Roman Empire. When the gates were open, it meant that Rome was at war. Between the reigns of Numa and Augustus, the gates were shut only once.
This ring is hand formed to create a unique and dynamic modern design while still being very comfortable to wear.
Handmade in Austin, TX by an all female team of makers.
Finished in 14k yellow or white gold with the highest quality luxury finishing.