This is a signet ring for making impressions on sealing wax of the Celtic Trinity, or Triquetra.
It has many possible meanings, most commonly the Christian Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, however many modern Pagans also use it as a holy symbol or sign of protection. It is mostly associated with Irish culture, but is also found in other cultures of Northern Europe.
Because of its symmetry, this symbol looks normal both on the ring itself and in its wax impression.
A wax seal adds old fashioned panache and class to envelopes and documents. Before self-adhesive envelopes, everyone used a seal of some kind to keep messages private. In our present day of emails and instant messaging, taking the time to write a letter makes a message stand out as important, worth taking the time to think carefully and spend money on paper, ink, wax, postage, etc. A wax seal makes sure that your letter is noticed among the junk mail.
Caution: remove signet rings from your hand before using to make an impression. The ring will get very hot. Please use caution to avoid burns when using fire or hot wax.
In some rare instances, Shapeways stainless steel rings have caused a reaction called "tea staining." This is a (not permanent) brown mark on the skin caused by a chemical reaction with the bronze binder. Research shows that it depends on skin chemistry - some people always get it, most people never do. Some solutions for people concerned with this are coating the skin contact area with clear nail polish, gold plating, or getting the ring made in silver.
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This symbol is also available as a seal.