Size 7.5 hammer forged 18k gold and oxidized sterling silver ring. The band is a delicate sterling silver oxidized band. The bezel is an oxidized sterling silver bezel with a contrasting solid 18k gold halo on the top. 18k wires have been soldered onto the shank of the ring. The stone is a natural .75 ct UNHEATED natural Kashmir blue sapphire. Resizable, so If you need it in another size, just let me know! No additional charge to resize.
This ring is a continuation of my concept that jewelry should have the look and feel of treasure. Something that looks and feels as if it could have been dug up in Rome, Egypt, or been a part of a viking or Saxon jewelry hoard. All of my pieces are hand forged and fabricated with old world methods thousands of years old. My goal is to keep this metalsmithing tradion alive. With personal interaction between myself, the metal, the gems, and ultimately my customers! My images are all real and untouched with all the personality of the individual piece. No computer renderings of pieces that have never been made. None of my products are stamped from metal clay or cast using 3D printers.
I take great pride that every one of pieces of jewelry is 100% legally compliant with the US Federal Trade Commissions definition of hand made jewelry (§ 23.3 Misuse of the terms "hand-made," "hand-polished," etc.)!
All of my silver and solders are alloyed by me from fine silver bullion and pure copper so there are no toxic "mystery metals" in my jewelry. Every item is hand forged from molten metal by traditional hammer and anvil methods. The only 2 things on my workbench that a roman silversmith would not recognize are a torch and an Ipod................
I offer a limited lifetime (the limit is my lifetime :-) and I have a lot of good years left)service guarantee. If you lose or break a stone I will be happy to replace it for the price (the price I pay) for the stone and shipping.
I normally use insured International Economy Shipping which is 2-3 weeks to the US. Express shipping is available in shipping options. Express usually arrives in a week to the US.
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