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Dainty Bronze Bypass Ring with Butterfly Cut Out

  • $2800

Handcrafted with a dainty elegant butterfly theme, this bronze bypass ring features a hand-sawed butterfly cut out in a creative tapered spiraled wrap ring and a mirror finish that throws golden rays of sunshine for bronze anniversaries and unique gift ideas. It is also possible to have your butterfly bypass ring personalized on the inside by adding your stamping requests to the notes to seller box at check out.

Our bypass rings are considered adjustable and will fit one full ring size up or down from the size 7 shown here in the photograph. If you would like a custom size, just let us know in the notes to seller section at check out. Bronze is an alloy of primarily tin and copper as such all bronze will eventually tarnish like copper, but can simply be restored by polishing with a soft cloth. Personally we like the look of aged bronze and do not automatically apply a coating of wax, however if tarnishing is a concern, you can request a wax coating in the notes to seller box at check out and we will be more than happy to seal the ring. Keep in mind though, the wax will mute that mirror finish a bit. As an alternative to bronze, this butterfly ring can also be custom ordered in 14k gold which will not tarnish or discolor. Please contact me any time for current market prices for gold.

To create this original and unique ring, a flat band of 20 gauge bronze was sheared 10mm wide on one end and tapered down to 3mm over a length of about 3 inches. A butterfly was lightly drawn freehand with a pencil on the bronze and then a pilot hole was drilled in the center through which a fine saw blade was passed in order to cut out the butterfly shape. All edges were rounded and filed before placing the ring diagonally oriented over a steel ring mandrel and shaping with a nylon mallet to produce the bypass ring. Given the unusual shape, polishing to a mirror finish can only be completed by hand using a series of cloths in ever decreasing grit until finally polishing with a 15,000 grit.

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