Hammered Fine Silver Wide Band Ring - sz 5 to 9.5 handmade to order
Maximum shine and hand-hammered texture in size 5 to 9.5 ~ This piece begins with very thick pure silver wire (8-gauge) that I use a torchflame to fuse into a ring; but that's only the first step. I carefully take the ring through several cycles of heating and hammering to transform into a multi-textured band with a lot of character and presence.
The inside of the ring is perfectly smooth from being hammered on a steel mandrel. But the outside...complex and gorgeous! Hundreds of hammer strokes are carefully applied as I keep the ring moving to expand the pure silver to your exact size. I lightly contour the edges so that ring tapers a bit, which also creates more dimension for the light to reflect from. I also add very light hammer marks around the edges of the band so the ring has character from any angle.
As final steps, I lightly sand the ring by hand, then tumble with stainless steel shot for a minimum of six hours. This adds strength and polish to the fine silver. The band width after shaping and texturing is 4mm and the ring is approximately 1.5mm thick. This is a substantial ring and works beautifully for a man or woman. This size has served as a wedding and anniversary ring, so please consider my rings as an affordable handmade alternative to a commercial band.
I will make this ring in 1/2 sizes from 5 to 9.5 based on the notes you add when placing your order. Note that if you prefer a little wider band, please request this in comments to seller as I can create the ring to be a bit wider and thinner than what is shown in the photographs.
As with all my carefully handcrafted jewelry, this bright band will be shipped in a recycled paper jewelry box and padded mailer for safe travels from my studio to you. First Class postage includes tracking, which I notify you of promptly after shipping. Please review my Policies page for full details on purchasing from this studio.
Thanks so much for visiting my virtual studio! I welcome custom orders, so please write me if you have a question or idea.
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The accepted method of payment is PayPal (Amazon Payments was discontinued by ArtFire in 2015). You do not have to set up a PayPal account to be able to make secure payment through their site, and I will not see your credit card number. Please make payment within 24 hours of making purchase, as otherwise I assume you are foregoing the purchase and will re-post the item(s).
No personal checks are accepted; money orders will be allowed by previous email arrangement. Please make contact with me ahead of time if you request to pay by money order.
NOTE: Residents of Georgia will see sales tax added upon checkout, as I am required by law to collect and remit tax to the state.
Orders will be shipped in 2-5 business days of payment to your PayPal address unless the listing notes extra time for fabrication (make to order). Send an email immediately after making payment if an alternate address should be used, or add to Notes to Seller. Items shipped within the United States will be wrapped and shipped by USPS First Class with tracking, which number I will provide to you on shipping. Canada packages will be sent First Class Mail International with appropriate customs form. For purchases specially arranged by money order, your item will ship after full payment has been received. If you are outside the U.S. and Canada, please contact me to discuss shipping options and pricing.
RETURN AND EXCHANGE POLICY
I want you to be happy with your handmade jewelry and will work with you on any concerns you may have after purchase. Because great care is taken to describe and picture an item accurately, please choose carefully. Unworn items may be exchanged or returned for partial refund. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping a return item with delivery tracking--which cost will be refunded if an item is defective. The refund amount will be reduced by original shipping costs and a 15% handling fee. Returns or exchanges must be initiated within 7 days of receiving your item, and I must receive by mail with tracking within 14 days--in original unworn condition and secure packaging.
***BOOKS ARE NON-RETURNABLE***
For custom pieces, a minimum 50% payment will be collected in advance after agreeing to the final design and materials. Custom-made items are not returnable or refundable. Of course, I will work with you on any concerns about craftsmanship or sizing.
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