Created out of solid sterling silver this rose ring is one of a kind and totally unique. This size 9 ring features a little flower surrounded by two leaves. The silver band is even imprinted with a real leaf texture. This ring is like a tiny work of wearable art.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)
♢ The rose was created in metal clay, which is made up of tiny, recycled sterling silver metal particles mixed with and organic clay like binder. It can be sculpted, molded, and formed however I want. For this design I have a tiny little mold that I press the clay into to create the bloom. After the designs dries 100% into my kiln it goes for a two-part firing process. The clay reaches 1500℉ for about an hour and the organic binder burns completely away leaving a solid sterling silver mini sculpture in its place.
♢ The band was put through my rolling mill with a real leaf and the texture pressed into the metal. I finish the ring with traditional metalsmithing techniques to create the ring band and solder on the rose and leaves.
♢ I apply a dark patina to the recessed areas of each rose, and the earrings go into my tumbler with steel shot to harden and polish the surface. The high points are polished to a bright shine, creating a beautiful contrast. This contrast is what sterling silver is famous for.
INSPIRATION & SYMBOLISM
♢ The Rose is probably the most popular flower in all of history. It universally represents love and passion.
♢ I love gardening -- it is my biggest source of inspiration. I am drawn into all the little details and symbolism literally blooming all around me. As a metalsmith and jewellery design I am fascinated with capturing the moment and transforming it into sterling silver. Jewellery is lasting, it does not fade like a flower and becomes a tiny little treasure box full of memories
Double Leaf Flower Ring - Size 9
♢ This item is all ready made and ready to ship, I will get it in the mail within 1-3 business days. The jewellery in the photos is the exact jewellery you will receive, ready to ship out right away.
♢ I securely package all my jewellery in thin cardboard jewellery boxes, placed inside of a padded envelope or larger box for shipping.
♢ Shipping includes insurance and a tracking number.