I made this as part of my #RingAMonth2020 challenge. The topic for June was travel
You can read all about how I made this in my WordPress blog from 18/06/20.
This exact ring is available for posting
I'm not a keen traveller - but I am a bit of a sci-fi geek. My first reaction to the word travel was Time Travel, rapidly followed by Space Travel, and then of course The Doctor...
However I wanted something more subtle so I went with travelling through the Stargate.
I loved the Stargate TV series, particularly the more comedic episodes of the original SG1 series, so this ring is my homage to Teal'c and the gang.
As with most of my jewellery, this is made from recycled silver - the shank from certified eco sterling silver - sold and recycled by my bullion dealer, the rest from my own offcuts that I had smelted and formed into sheet by a professional.
It's not hallmarked, is a size R 1/2 and is 19.5mm in diameter, domed to a thickness of 2.8mm. The band has been soldered off centre to give a greater wearing opportunity as it works weel both on it's own or stacked with other rings of 1.5mm or thinner.
I've since made a coordinating pendant, and am thinking about earrings to complete the set :-) Take a look at my other listings, or message me
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
Stargate SG1 / Atlantis / Universe 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.