Steampunk Sterling Silver Gear Ring
Bringing a bit of steampunk industrial styling to my ring collections, this sterling silver ring captures a teeth pattern of a synchronizing gear and has darkened grooves for an enhanced three dimensional appearance. Perhaps one of my personal favourite rings in my collection for couples, this ring can be made as a set to represent the meshing of two gears that fit precisely together and turn in synchronization. The inside of the ring can be stamped with initials or a wedding date to complete the design with a personalized touch.
With a diameter of 4mm, this groovy ring is also perfect for stacking or wearing alone as a statement ring. The pure solid sterling silver grooved wire was cast with the teeth pattern, cut in the correct size as a flat band, and then worked into a loose ring shape to align the ends at the seams. Using a Hydroflux welder that produces a flame no wider than a pencil tip while producing a point temperature of 5000 F to both a perfect solder joint is produced while also fusing the metal together. Such a hot flame reduces fire scale and contaminants thereby creating an even stronger seam. A potassium sulphide based patina was then applied into the grooves with a fine paint brush to capture that three dimensional an antique appearance of a gear that has seen years of constant motion.
Since this is a fitted ring, you can order your ring in any custom size, by entering your ring size in the check out notes. 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