The Devotion Ring | Tanzanian Sapphire {Size 7}

The Devotion Ring | Tanzanian Sapphire {Size 7}

Regular price $225.00 Sale

The Devotion Ring features a lush, cast-in-place smoky green/blue sapphire from Tanzania.  

Details:
  • Each of my Devotion rings are one of a kind and there will never be another quite like it, from the setting, to the band to the stone.  I hand pick specific gems that can withstand the cast-in-place process (see detailed description below) with care and devotion because once I pick them there's no turning back! It takes a little bit of faith and a lot of skill to make these rings come to life which is what makes them all that more special. 
  • Comfortable wavy organic band 
  • Size 7
  • Sterling silver
  • High mirror shine and stamped .925 for sterling purity
  • Ready to ship!
  • The cast-in-place method: It all starts with a concept and some wax.  I first meditatively hand carve the band out of wax and set the stone directly into the wax, which makes this process different than the formal casting method. {Typically stones are too soft or brittle to withstand the heat of a kiln (1300-1500 degrees), however some stones, such as sapphires, diamonds and garnets can take this type of heat and thus, can be cast directly in place.} This wax ring, with the stone already set, is then taken to my casting studio where I place the wax ring into a material that hardens which, when placed into the hot kiln, melts the wax and leaves a perfect impression of the wax model (with the stone(s) still in place as the hardened material holds it).  A very specific and careful process is done to take care that the stone doesn't crack, both under pressure and heat.  The heating process often takes anywhere from 8-12 hours depending on what material the ring will be (silver, gold, brass, etc.) but once temperature is reached, the material of choice is put through a process where the now empty impression is filled with your alloy of choice.  Where there was once wax, it has been replaced with fine metals and a stone (hopefully) perfectly hugged and thus "cast in place".  It has taken me years of casting and meddling to get this process down, and still it is different each time.  It is an art form in itself.  
Photography by JennaKoo (Copyright 2019)
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Each piece is one of a kind and no two will be similar! All of my pieces are handmade from scratch starting with sheet silver, wire, solder and an original idea.
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