I made this as part of my #RingAMonth2020 challenge. The topic for May was Colour. It sold within hours of me sharing it on my Facebook page, but I could make you something similar if you would like. You would need to allow me about a week to do so.
I was struggling to come up with something that would be a bit differnt from my usual work (I'm trying to stretch myself with this project, when #LovelySue suggested this wonderful colour combo at my other allotment neighbour's plot.
Ali is growing these fabulous flowers next to their reclaimed potting shed, which is painted a rich teal
This ring is a one of piece, textured with a floral leaf plate, left mostly with a satin finish, and it has Amethyst, Amber and teal Apatite, inspired by Ali's Allotment, making is a 5A ring :-)
It's a wider band than most of my rings, at 11mm, so although it is a size S1/2, it would probably suit a finger size R. The amber and apatite are 4mm rounded cabochons, and the amethyst is a brilliant cut 3mm stone, set in a tube setting
It's not yet hallmarked and is under the required hallmarking wight.
The ring shank is made from certified eco sterling silver - sold and recycled by my bullion dealer.
If you would like a ring sizer, you can order one in my other listings, at cost. I'll refund you if you then place an order for a ring from me
Allotment ring - apatite, amethyst and amber
Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster. You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK
Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!
Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc
Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish
The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer as certified recycled.
The gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.