Raw amethyst statement ring carefully handmade forged from the cauldron of my caravan studio. This large adjustable statement ring features a wonderful cluster of amethyst points carefully created using a special technique called electroforming.
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος methustos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.
In the first instance, I create the ring and sculpt the raw amethyst into place and then seal with a conductive paint, such as graphite and copper. I then treat it to an overnight stay in my copper cauldron where a very small electrical current is used to conduct tiny particles of copper to the surface where I have painted. Once the copper is lovely and thick, and I can see wonderful textures form, the ring is then treated to a bath of fine silver using a similar process. The fine silver is applied in several stages, with polishing in between to ensure it is a solid and thick covering and will not wear. Finally, the item is finished with an oxidising patina and sealed using jewellers grade lacquer to maintain its wonderful lustre.
This statement ring is quite a beast and bulky and needs to be worn with care as it may damage surfaces and could be caught on clothing. From the base of the ring to the top of the crystal point is 4 cm. The crystal itself is 2.5 cm wide. The ring is adjustable to a limited degree and must be done with care. It is currently set to UK size L- which is an internal measurement of 1.67 cm in diameter. Externally the ring measures 2.1 cm in diameter. There is room for the ring to be made slightly smaller or larger (by 2-4 mm) and can be adjusted carefully (but will require a little strength). If you would like me to adjust the ring for you using the correct tools, please let me know at time of purchase.
Delivered in a rustic hand-stamped recycled paper gift box wrapped and tied with twine, so you don't need to re-wrap your item if it is a present. I can also add a FREE hand-written gift card with your special message to the recipient. Please convo me or include your words of wisdom in the message section at checkout.
SHIPPING COST INCLUDED TO UK ADDRESSES using a "track and sign for" service, to ensure your order arrives safely and in good time. International orders are also shipped "track and sign for" at a small additional cost.
The Creaking Door products are Made In England and always nickel and lead free. None of the bad stuff round here, just general all round loveliness!
Materials: Silver, Stone, Copper, Amethyst.