Chunky Sterling Silver Ring
This sterling silver statement ring is made using the lost wax casting process (please see a description of this technique below). Its simple design suits both men and women and the chunky ring size gives it a lovely, substantial weight on the finger. It weighs approximately 16-17g, but this will vary slightly depending on ring size.
The ring is approximately 6.5mm thick and the top section (from the top of the ring band) is 6mm high and 22.5mm wide. At its thickest point, the ring band is approximately 2mm thick.
Lost Wax Casting
Lost wax casting is an ancient metalsmithing technique. It is used to create duplicates of pieces, including shapes that cannot easily be made using traditional fabrication techniques.
The jeweller creates a wax model of the piece (in this case ring) and sends it off to the casting business. A plaster mould of the wax model is made and then filled with molten metal (sterling silver, gold, bronze etc) and allowed to cool. The jeweller then files down this master and cleans it up before returning it to the casting business to have a permanent mould made. This mould can be used to have further wax model copies made and more metal pieces cast.
I carved this ring out of wax and have had a mould made. When I receive your ring back from the casting business, I will file it down where necessary, clean it up and prepare it to send to you.
The ring shown in the photos has a shiny polish finish but it is also available with a satin/matte finish.
You will receive this ring in a box.
Please be aware that most people require a slightly larger size for wide bands - if you are unsure of your ring size, a local jeweller should be able to measure your finger for you. Please ask them to measure your wide band size for this ring.
This ring is available in US sizes 5 - 10.5 and Aus/UK sizes J - U1/2. I have given US size options but I am very happy to make rings in UK/Australian sizes. Just scroll down to the bottom and select 'Other - will advise' and leave me a note during checkout with your UK/Aus size. If you require a different size, please contact me first for a custom order.
Please note this ring is made to order. Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for your ring to be made.
My sterling silver jewellery and lampwork glass beads are handmade in my studio in Adelaide, South Australia.