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"Apollo" Antique Sun God Button Sterling Silver Ring

$ 127.00

This antique button featuring the Apollo Sun God was carefully set in a hand-crafted pure sterling silver ring. A copper plate was added behind the button to shine through and reflect that warm, vibrant copper hue further enhancing the symbolism of the sun. It is a size 10.5. 


Components discovered in Montreal Canada



After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it is preserved and/or sealed to ensure its longevity and protection. Each and every item is made by hand by owners Nathan and Ali, therefore, some small imperfections or variations may be present in your design. To us, this only adds to the beauty and rarity of your particular piece. 1888 Design does not claim ownership over the design or production of any vintage, antique, or otherwise repurposed object used in the creation of our jewelry. 

Each 1888 Design piece contains unique elements of symbolic or historic value that mean something different to us all. Let's break down what the elements in this design are

Apollo Sun God

Apollo in classical Greek and Roman religion/mythology has been recognized as many things. The God of music and dance, archery, truth and prophecy, healing and disease, the sun and light, poetry, and more he is one of the more complex of the classical Gods. He is considered to be among the most beautiful Gods because of his youthful appearance. His association with music is worth mentioning as he was the God of stringed instruments as well.


Buttons are filled with storied symbolism, from the classic mother-of-pearl buttons made in the 1940s by the Lucky Day Co., to those still being pulled from the earth by metal-detecting hobbyists that fell from the uniforms of war soldiers. Buttons very much like coins were often engraved and printed with the insignia of our land, our people, or our cause. It’s touching to us to witness how important it is for people to wear and display the symbols of their own story, in even the smallest of places.


Copper holds significant power for enhancing love and lust alike…the feeling of perpetual youth and creativity energies. This metal connects people with playful yet meaningful purpose. It’s thought that the wearing of a copper bracelet allows for trace amounts of copper to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream for those in need. Historically copper has been used on its own and when creating the popular alloy known as bronze. Copper is found in its free metallic state in nature and has been used since 8000 BCE as a substitute for stone.


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Can I resize this item?

If a product page does not have a drop down option for size selections, or if the product description does not state a need for the customer to input their desired size in the notes section of their purchase, then we are NOT able to resize the item. Some exceptions can be made with chain lengths. Please reach out to us at and we will try to accommodate as best we can.

Are your earrings hypoallergenic?

All earring posts are made out of sterling silver, stainless steel, or brass metals unless otherwise stated in the product description. Sterling silver and stainless steel are both hypoallergenic metals. Brass can react differently among different skin types, so we advise knowing your body's tolerance to brass prior to purchasing earrings with brass ear posts. Again, all metals used are stated in each product's description tab.

Can I order this as a gift?

Yes! Please leave us a note at checkout stating that this order is a gift along with the name of the recipient so we can address them properly in the packaging.

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Sourced with attention

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All components used in our jewelry are found and carefully selected with beauty, durability, safety, and vibrant, lasting energy in mind

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