Faceted Garnet Ring

$202.79

This ring was designed and handmade in our home studio just outside of Seattle, WA. Each ring starts with a silver band and is electroformed for hours to create a durable bond between stone and metal elements. It is then sent out to be further plated in 14k gold at 10 times the industry thickness resulting in an heirloom quality piece that can be enjoyed for years to come with proper care.

This ring features a beautiful, natural garnet stone that is expertly cut to showcase its mesmerizing color and brilliance. Garnet is often found in rocks that have been subjected to high temperatures and pressures, such as metamorphic rocks like schist and gneiss. It can also form in igneous rocks, like granite and basalt, and sometimes in sedimentary rocks like sandstone.

The specific conditions under which garnet forms depend on several factors, including the composition of the parent rock, the temperature and pressure of the environment, and the length of time the rock has been subjected to these conditions. The resulting garnet crystal can vary in size, color, and composition depending on these factors.

Copper electroforming is the process we use to apply a layer of copper to each piece of jewelry. A bail or any other components are added to the piece with a cyanoacrylate glue, the surface is then coated with a conductive paint that will enable the electric current to flow. The piece is then submerged in an electrolytic bath containing a solution of copper ions. The solution also contains a copper anode, which is the source of the copper ions that will be deposited onto the piece. The piece and the anode are connected to an electrical circuit with a power supply that delivers a low voltage DC current. This causes the copper ions to migrate to the conductive surface of the piece. Over time, the copper builds up on the surface, creating a thick layer. This can take several hours or even days, to build up a layer of copper that will be strong enough to hold its shape. Once the process is complete we patina and buff the copper or send it out to be further plated in gold or silver.

All of our silver, rose, and yellow gold pieces are plated with a thick, high quality plating that is ten times the thickness of the industry standard for plating. The plating is highly resistant to chipping, tarnishing, peeling and flaking. 

When wearing your plated rings, take them off when washing hands, showering, using lotion/chemicals or are planning to do hard work to avoid scraping the plated layer off of the ring.

Our chains are gold or silver fill to ensure their durability, selected from the highest quality chains by industry leading manufacturers. 

Chemical or abrasive cleaners are not advised for any plated jewelry. We recommend a soft polishing cloth, possibly one that includes a jeweler’s rouge for cleaning. Our favorite cloth is available at many retailers.

We offer FREE shipping in the United States with orders over $100. Items will ship 3-7 business days after your order is completed. We ship via USPS Priority Mail and will combine multiple items into one shipment. 

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Rings for All

As we pride ourselves on creating jewelry for all bodies, we offer sizes ranging from 15 down to 5. Our rings are handmade in small batches so size selection on the website can be limited. If you can't find any in your size please feel free to reach out to us and we can tell you if we have any in your size at our Pike Place Market location.

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