This unique sterling silver butterfly ring was handmade and adorned with a beautiful lab grown ruby to make the perfect conversation ring for a cocktail party, bridesmaid, or just demanding a bit of attention.
The wings were sawed as pairs from 18 gauge sterling silver with a jewelry saw and the cut outs were created by punching pilot holes, feeding a blade through the holes, and sawing out the intricate cut outs. To give the effect of a perched butterfly, the wings were dapped and domed on a steel block with ball hammers. The sterling silver ring shank was sheared and formed from 16 gauge sterling silver, worked into a round form, welded together at the ends, and hammered over a steel ring mandrel to produce the perfect ring shape. Construction of the ring was completed by soldering the ring shank, double wings, and sterling silver stone setting together with an acetylene torch. A soft gray patina was applied to the sterling silver for darker silver hues and the ring was polished with a buffing wheel to a warm satin glow. Finally, the pink ruby was set in the bezel cup.
The ring as shown here is a size 7, but can be ordered in any size by either contacting me directly or simply entering your sizing requests in the check out notes. I also can make a fully custom ring in as for weddings and engagements in any shape, size, metal, and design with any stones of your choosing.
Custom orders and requests are always welcome. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or call any time with questions and special requests. Thanks.. Nici