XL Raw Green Tourmaline Ring in Silver | Custom for Amber
For Amber - Ring Exchange & Upgrade
Medium-sized raw emerald in white gold on 1mm band - exchanged for custom extra-large sized raw green tourmaline in silver with 1.5mm wide band.
Ring to be made using the stone shown on the right in the stone photos.
A few important notes about oxidized (blackened) silver:
- Oxidation only impacts the outer layer of the metal and it does wear off over time BUT it can be re-dipped at any time to bring it back to a consistent deep black color (all you need is liver of sulfur, which can be purchased on Amazon for less than $10, a single bottle should last years.)
- I only offer oxidized finish on hammered bands; not matte or shiny ones.
- I can do the oxidized (blackened) finish on the ring only if you want the setting to be the same type as the black cufflinks - not a prong setting - the cufflinks are set with a frame and two 'walls' as opposed to prongs.
Photos of the original oxidized cufflinks are attached, along with a *very crudely* annotated version showing how I'm picturing the setting on the ring would look if you go with walls versus prongs. What I am picturing is no exposed backplate beyond the stone, the setting would end at the frame around the stone, and the 2 'walls' on either end would be shorter, meaning they would not extend as far down the face of the stone, and they would have squared edges. not rounded ones. The cufflinks were made to look very very raw and rustic, that was the intention, what I am picturing for you is more streamlined with both of the short ends of the stone fully edged in metal.
If you want a prong setting (like your original ring but with more prongs of a wider gauge) it'll have to be silver color, not black - the different setting types are constructed from different types of silver, Sterling Silver can be oxidized, Argentium Silver cannot. The style of setting used on the cufflinks can also be left in the natural silver color, it does not have to be blackened. If you choose silver color over oxidized - regardless of the setting type - it means you also have the option of matte or shiny finish in addition to hammered finish.
The links below show examples of each of the band finish options - hammered, matte, and shiny - your original ring was given the matte finish, which you requested (hammered finish is standard and unless something else is specified.)
If you choose one of the unoxidized options you can leave your finish selection in the 'notes' section or shoot me an email.