Sterling silver flower ring with iridescence and red coral stone
This sterling silver flower ring was constructed by hand sawing two flower patterns and flat strip of metal from an 18 gauge sterling silver sheet. I used a jewelry saw to cut to outer 5 pedals as one continuous form and repeated the process for the inner pedals. These two flat pedal forms were hammered on a dabbing block to form the three dimensional flower shape, add depth and realism, and create the naturally curved pedals of a flower, which produce natural highlights and shadows when light strikes the surface.
I worked the flat strip of metal into a loosly formed round shape and soldered the ends together with an acetylene torch. This round formed is then placed on a steel ring mandrel and hammered into a perfectly round ring shank. The inner and outer flower forms along with the ring shank and stone setting were then soldered together. I bathed the ring in hot liver of sulphur to oxidize the silver and create those rich dark shades. Out of all the endless patinas and processes for oxidizing silver, I have found temperature controlled liver of sulphur to produce the best results with rich hues and natural iridescence. Since I still was seeking a strong focal point to make this ring stand out, I set a 3mm red coral stone in the center whorl. The ring was then hand polish to perfection using varying pressures to create accents and shades.
The flower ring is a size 6 and the diameter is between 3/4 to 1 inch. You may order this ring in any size by writing your ring size or finger circumference under the notes to seller section during checkout. Don't hesitate to contact me or call our shop phone 914.837.1392. I enjoy working one on one with customers to create amazing custom pieces as well.
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Price: $ 70.00
Price: USD 70.00
In Stock: 1
Listed On 2012-02-19