Hand crafted sterling silver sock and buskin ring featuring the theater masks of Comedy and Tragedy. Sock and Buskin theater masks are ancient symbols of thespians and theater arts. In Greek theater, actors in tragic roles wore a boot called a buskin as a sign of their higher wage and status; Comedic actors wore a thin-soled shoe called a sock. This is the symbol that speaks to the heart of the theater lovers around world.
The fine, subtle expression of each mask and the delicate motion in the ribbons surrounding them are the mark of patient craftsmanship with an eye for detail. A life in the arts will have it’s ups and downs… Here’s hoping that the only tragedy that finds you will be an image in sterling silver like this one.
This sterling silver sock and buskin ring is currently size 6. The design measures 20 mm from top to bottom and 35 mm parallel to the band. The band is marked .925 and it weighs 4 grams. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
**Our fine jewelry is always boxed for shipping.**
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