The central focus on the top of the box is a five pointed star with each point of the star symbolizing one of the five years of the marriage. Additionally, the wife cherished her Italian heritage. After some research we discovered the official Italian Emblem which happens to contain a five pointed star. It became obvious that this symbol would capture all of the elements the husband wished to evoke with the presentation of this box.
The heart shaped escutcheon on the front panel of the box was a replica of a charm the husband had given his wife and is bordered on either side with the wife’s initials.
The underside of the lid has the carved inscription from inside the wife’s wedding band along with the date of their marriage.