This stunning chunky cuttlefish bone cast ring has an amazing textured finish which catches the light when worn. It is detailed with organic cupped granulation around a set London Blue Topaz.
This is a real statement piece. This ring is unique , so only one of these has been made.
The ring size is UK L.
The band width is approximately 6mm and the setting height is approximately 5mm from the band.
Cuttlefish bone casting:
The process of cuttlefish casting is an ancient sustainable technique which has been used by jewellers for hundreds of years. The cuttlefish bone is used as a mould making and casting material by pressing or carving into the bone. The molten silver is poured into the mould. What is created are beautiful textured items. These are then used to create unique jewellery pieces.
This is a technique whereby a surface or part of a surface is covered in tiny granules of precious metal. The technique is thought to have originated 5,000 years ago in Sumer and is a process I enjoy using on some of my designs. This particular ring has cupped granules which are made by drilling out the centre of the granule hence creating a cup shape.
London Blue Topaz:
London Blue Topaz is a type of topaz known for its dark blue colour that some describe as “steely” or “inky.” It is regarded as the most valuable of topaz because of its saturation of blue colour. Usually London Blue Topaz is produced by exposing topaz to radiation, and heat treating the stone gives it its inky colour.
Hallmarking standard state all silver items over 7.78 grams will need to be hallmarked. The UK hallmarking consist of the standard marking for metal purity, the London assay mark and my makers mark (KLR). Items under 7.78g in weight do not require a hallmark but the description needs to clearly state the metal types used.
All jewellery will be carefully wrapped and presented in either a linen gift bag or gift box.
A shipping charge of £2.00 will apply.
Care of jewellery:
My jewellery is handmade and will need to be cared for to ensure longevity.
Remove before bed, when exercising, gardening, or taking a bath.
Avoid swim in your jewellery as saltwater and chlorine can tarnish the silver.
Apply perfume and lotions, make up before putting jewellery on.
To clean use hot soapy water and a very soft toothbrush. Rinse and dry carefully and the shine up with a silver polish cloth. Please Note: this will not remove scratches.
Please do contact me if you have any questions?
Thank you for looking at my jewellery on The Silver Hut Shop.