Telle est la vie. Such is life..... Roll with the waves.... This is the image from an antique wax seal stamp from the 1800's. These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come is a huge veriety of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs... This seal features the image of a sailing ship being tossed around choppy waters. The text states 'telle est la vie which translates to ' Such is life. Just like the boat in the imagery we may also have rough seas from time to time, but we must take the rough with the smooth and 'roll with it". 'None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives' Jane Austen, Persuasion. Sizing...... The ring measures 18mm across the top of the ring.. This may vary however as each one is made by hand. Choose you ring size during checkout. If you have any questions about ring sizes please contact me. The band is narrow and round so is true to size. If you would like a different kind of band I would be happy to accommodate.... just ask!