This unusual reticulated Silver Men's Onyx Ring features a 15 mm wide plate of reticulated silver accented with a square black onyx cabochon. The reticulated silver is framed in sterling silver. The band is tapered for a comfortable fit down to a 3 mm band in a cigar band style. Because each piece of reticulation silver is unique, there will never be another ring exactly like this one. The reticulation has been darkened to bring out the unusual pattern. The square black onyx measures 6 mm x 6 mm and is set protectively in a bezel cup that covers all the edges. This is a ring made to be worn for years!
Creating reticulation silver is an arduous process. In order to get the final result - the beautiful crinkle-formed patterns - you have to spend hours preparing the metal by repeatedly heating, acid treating, and scrubbing the surface of the metal with a brass brush. Once you have a thick layer of fine silver on each side, you heat the whole piece at a controlled temperature, melting the center, but not the top or bottom layer, which causes the surface to draw up into unique patterns. Due to the nature of reticulation silver, each piece is different, so no two of these bands will ever be exactly alike.
Most of the sterling silver jewelry that is shown in my store has been antiqued, and then re-polished in order to better show the detail, but can also be created with a bright, mirror finish if you prefer. I am happy to create this ring for you in any sizes you need, including half and quarter sizes.Please let me know if you have any questions about this lovely ring!
- Material - Sterling silver, Reticulated silver, black onyx square cabochon
- Finish - antiqued dark, brightly polished, or satin matte
- Dimensions - face: 15 mm wide, band: 3 mm wide, stone: 6 x 6 mm
- Handmade in Greer, SC, USA