It is unclear what the origin of this sand ceremony , although we can say that is undoubtedly a ritual of pagan origin, which comes to symbolize the union of two people, who are proposed thereafter share the time remaining will to live . Hence the object has become the most appropriate for this is the hourglass, which simultaneously serves as a physical container to hold those two sands have been mixed and metaphysical vessel of time you are willing to share thereafter.
To perform the ceremony you can choose the time that you believe more appropriate after the official contract in court. A good time for example, before the start of banquet.
We have prepared TEN models of hourglasses to perform this ceremony. All are adapted so that they may be performed easily. Two of them (Greco-romano and Naval 60) carry brass nuts which allow opening and closing one of the covers of the hourglass.
The bulb has a hole at one end so that, through a small funnel, you will be able to pour the sand into it. . Once you have done you can close the clock back or you leave it to someone else to do it. This way you will have an hourglass to symbolize your union forever in time.
However models Classic , Classic Marquetry, White, Le Carre, Gothic and Naval 30 are provided with a small hole in its upper part, which when removing the screw that covers it, allows us to enter the funnel through which the sands will be poured inside. This procedure is much cleaner and simpler, however it has the disadvantage that in the event that by some accident the vial broke, it has no replacement, since the sandtimers are perfectly glued
The price of all models is included the delivery of two jars of sand (with two colors to choose) and a small funnel. The Classic one, The Greco Roman and Baroque ones also carry a wooden stand to accommodate the vial during pouring sand. The Naval (30 and 60) model does not need it because the bulb is perfectly clamped between their balusters.
We can supply more sand bottles with different colors, if more people would participate in the ceremony at the price shown on the product. We also do engraving names and date in one of the faces of the hourglass or both reversing the order of the names.