Created out of solid sterling silver this rose ring is one of a kind and totally unique. The rose and leaf have been sculpted by hand to create a miniature work of wearable art.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)
♢ The rose and leaf were created in sterling silver 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 hand sculpted each petal to form the opening rose and sculpted a unique little leaf. Each rose I create is one of a kind! After the designs dry 100% into my kiln they go for a two-part firing process. The clay reaches 1500℉ for about an hour and the organic binder burns completely away leaving tiny solid sterling silver mini sculptures.
♢ I finish the ring with traditional metalsmithing techniques to create the ring band and solder on the rose, leaf and little dew drop.
♢ A dark patina is applied 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
Rose Ring - Size 7.75
♢ 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.