To all of you whom have asked, I have finally figured out how to build a matching wedding band that fits with this double-tipped band formation- http://www.etsy.com/listing/83612961/diamond-and-pearl-engagement-ring-with
The focal point of the ring is a luscious, steel-coloured pearl. Although these pearls all come from the same parcel, some are lighter, and some are darker. If you have a preference, please let me know during checkout.
I have bookended the pearl with two gorgeous, glossy raw diamond crystals. Both perfectly compliment the iridescent gloss of the pearl.
I have carefully built up an organic, textural bezel for the diamonds and pearl. The little sterling appendages have been oxidized and then polished back to create even deep shadows in the recesses.
The sterling silver ring band is in a double-tipped formation. I gave it a dramatic, linear texture with my hammer, and then polished it with a steel brush.
The diamonds and pearl, including the bezel, measure about 13mm across. The ring band is 4mm across. The diamonds I am using for these rings measure around the 3.5-4mm mark, so smaller than the pearl, which is around 6mm across.
All edges have been sanded for comfort, and the inside of the band was given a high shine polish. Some of the rings shown have had the granulation (little silver balls) oxidized and then buffed, leaving a dark accent around them. If you would like me to oxidize your details, please let me know.
For ease of ordering, please feel free to copy and past the below information into the 'message to seller' box during check-out:
oxidization (yes or no):
COLOURED PEARLS: I have just received a selection of gorgeous coloured pearls- if you would prefer a different coloured pearl in your ring, please see this listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65055929/colored-pearl-in-textured-sterling
The above link will take you to a listing that has the same ring, without the diamonds.
***Shipping includes tracking number, and $100 of insurance- if you wish to have your ring fully insured, please contact me about an insurance upgrade (around $10 for this item).
PLEASE NOTE: I am able to send this at a less expensive shipping rate (Canada $9.50, USA $6.50, International $9.50), but this does not include tracking nor delivery confirmation. The package will only be insured for a maximum of $100. I prefer to not use this method for this piece, as the insurance is inadequate and I cannot cover the rest of the cost of the piece should it be lost in the mail. However, if you prefer to have your piece shipped using this lower-insured method, I can certainly do this for you.
NOTE ON COLOUR: Some of my pearls are lighter, and some are darker. The same goes for my raw diamonds. If you have a colour/tone preference, please let me know. Otherwise, I will pick the loveliest of the bunch for your ring. Other colours are available for this design, including peach, lavender gray, chartreuse green, white, and dark purple-gray. Let me know if you would like a different colour.
RING CARE: As with all of my specimen jewelry, this ring should be worn with consideration and care to ensure a long life. The diamonds are, of course, incredibly hard. The pearl should be worn with the normal care that is taken with any pearl.
LEAD TIME: Please see my shop announcement (under the 'Specimental' banner) to see my current lead time for this custom, made to order piece: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elseetee2
APPROVAL PROCESS: Photos of custom pieces are always sent to you prior to shipping the piece- I want to be sure that you are totally in love with your new ring.