RESERVED + Quartz Crystal Shard Sterling Silver Ring + Primitive Wire Wrap + Adjustable Band

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RESERVED + Quartz Crystal Shard Sterling Silver Ring + Primitive Wire Wrap + Adjustable Band

235.00

A brilliant shard of quartz is lashed into a sterling bezel with silver wire in this striking Desert Primitive ring.

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:: This ring has been Reserved for a special customer ::

A while ago a favorite crystal of mine was broken by a favorite cat, as too often happens when cats and crystals collide.  Initially I intended to glue the shards back together, but as I looked at this fragment it seemed that it would make a beautiful ring, if only I could figure out how.  The crystal was a long, tapering "laser" point from the Diamantina Mine in Brazil.  Diamantina quartz is famous for its clarity and beautiful crystal forms, and three of the natural sides of this one face upward in the bezel. 

The design for the ring came to me as designs often do, while I was working on another ring yesterday.  It is a very simple construction consisting of an upcurved bezel, to which an adjustable hammered shank has been riveted.  Very fine sterling wire is laced through the bezel and wraps around the quartz, holding it securely in place.  All rough or sharp edges on the shard were carefully smoothed before it was set.  And as I wrapped the wire, I made sure that it made a beautiful pattern on the underside of the bezel as well.   All of the silver is sanded to a matte surface and has a soft patina.

This is a truly unique ring...an ancient-future artifact of a remote desert tribe.

SIZE:  It is about a ring size 7 1/2 now, and can adjust up or down to a size 7-8 or so. The quartz in its bezel measures 2" x 13/16" x 1/2", or 51mm x 21mm x 13mm.

CARE:  Wash in water with soap if desired. The patina will enrich with age and the silver will brighten in the high spots as it is worn. You may restore the matte finish by buffing the silver with a dry kitchen scrubbing pad, or polish it with a silver polishing cloth if you prefer the shiny look.

PRESENTATION:  This ring will arrive beautifully giftwrapped.  See the shop policies below for details.

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