Nature did most of the work for me on this ring. Made from sterling silver, a tulip and a little time. Just conceptual really but it fits the description.
–verb (used without object)
to shrivel; fade; decay: The grapes had withered on the vine.
to lose the freshness of youth, as from age (often fol. by away ).
–verb (used with object)
to make flaccid, shrunken, or dry, as from loss of moisture; cause to lose freshness, bloom, vigor, etc.: The drought withered the buds.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.