Large sapphire ring, said to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots. It has been in the Hamilton Collection since 1587. The inscription on the back of the bezel reads, in 17th-century writing, "Sent by Queen Mary of Scotland at her death". On the hoop are the words, "to John, Mar Hamilton". The 1st Marquis of Hamilton had been one of Mary's staunchest supporters. He went into exile after her defeat in 1568, but in 1585, James VI welcomed him back, praising his fidelity.
"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38- 39
Vajrayogini, the Queen of Dakinis, shown to drink blood which represents the ability to transmute and transform negative actions into positive: anger into clarity, ignorance into wisdom. She wears skulls because she dances with death and transformation as naturally as the crone, the goddess embracing the power of the sacred feminine.