I made this as part of my #RingAMonth2020 challenge. The topic for April was Make Do And Mend.
You can read all about how I made this in my WordPress blog from 15/04/20.
This echo of a May Fly, is a dress / cocktail ring - as you can see it extends over my fingers slightly, so not ideal for everyday wear if you are as clumsy as me - unless all you do is type :-)
I've used the pieces of silver left over after sawing a Bat'leth, textured, with a reclaimed garnet, hence the bargain price
The ring shank is made from certified eco sterling silver - sold and recycled by my bullion dealer, the rest is made from offcuts. It's not hallmarked, and is a size Q. It will stack nicely with any bands of 2mm or thinner
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
MayFly Garnet 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 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.