I made this as part of my #RingAMonth2020 challenge. The topic for January was Geometric, and I initially thought of piercing an intricate pattern, but decided I wanted to make something more dramatic to celebrate my first attempt at participating in the project. I also wanted to use a number of different techniques.
So, I modelled this using an old greetings card, repeating it til I achieved the scale I wanted.
It's sawn from individual pieces of 0.8mm sterling silver, soldered together, and then soldered to another piece of sterling that I reticulated.
This gives me exactly the kind of finish I wanted - interesting visual textures, dramatic yet being 6 grams in weight it is light enough not to require hallmarking (although I have had it hallmarked) and heavy enough to know it's on the hand.
The ring 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
Geometric and sculptural dress ring
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 ass certified recycled.
he 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.