Bone Ring with Horn Inlay "Iron Cross"
Front size: approx. 24 x 24 mm
Handmade from natural materials: slight variations in shape, size, colors and patterns are possible.
Hand carved signet ring from buffalo bone with Templar Cross inlay from black horn
Since rings from natural materials can break more easily than rings made of metals, the ring size should be chosen always slightly larger. Rings from wood, horn or bone too tight are more likely to crack or break.
The Iron Cross is closely associated to Germany since here it represents the highest military commendation. It was founded by emperor Friedrich Wilhelm III. of Prussia in 1813 during the war agains Napoleon and consists of silver rimmed iron. It was awarded in all later wars up to Worldwar 1. As opposed to the swastika the iron cross was never removed from the german iconography.
Templar / Knights Cross:
The "Templar's Cross" (also "paw cross" or "lily cross") was only worn by the elite of the templar knights. The tips of the cross (paws) stood for the connection of intellectual power to the bravery of the knights through the cross of christ.