** Our bands are made to order, currently in four to six weeks. Emergencies *may* be able to be accommodated.
We have a wide selection of bands listed here:
Compare the thickness of our bands to that of others and you will see the value in our work. We can customize dimensions and designs to your preference -- just let us know how we can help! Thank you!
6mm x 2mm, comfort fit
3mm x 2mm, comfort fit
waterfall hammering with beveled edges
polished finish (or satin or "raw")
Working with molten platinum is a specialized skill not widely practiced any more. In the final photo, you can see Dan pouring an ingot of platinum prior to hand-milling ring stock and forging the rings into shape. Due to a melting temperature of 3236 degrees Fahrenheit, platinum work requires a big torch, dark glasses, and lots of fire.
Because the two bands shown will be formed from the same ingot of platinum, you will feel warmed by the knowledge that the symbols of your devotion to one another were created from the same source!
One of the noblest of metals, platinum has a wear characteristic that outlasts gold 10x to 1x. We use an alloy that is 95% platinum and 5% ruthenium for our platinum jewelry.
Dan hammers the center of the bands in our "waterfall" hammering style, with an effect tending toward a ripple of light rather than the multi-directional scatter of light created by hammering in typical bands. The textured bevel creates sparkle in other directions for added dimension.
The larger band pictured is made from hand-milled stock that is 6mm wide and 2mm thick. The stock of the smaller band is 3mm wide and 2mm thick. Both bands are finished in the comfort fit style, where the inner edges of the band “taper” or “roll” to the outer edge.
This listing's price covers up to size 7 for the smaller band and up to size 10 for the larger band. Please contact us for quotes over size 7 or size 10, respectively.
If you'd like to see Dan making a platinum wedding band from start to finish, check out this video:
---- > http://youtu.be/GumWojZfd-0
Also find more information on our website, here:
---- > http://www.ravensrefuge.com/
We can make these bands for you in any width, any size; and we can make them in any of the following metals:
* 14k gold: X1 white, palladium white, rose, or yellow
* 18k gold: X1 white, palladium white, rose, or royal yellow
* 21k yellow gold
If you would like to customize the dimensions or metal of these bands please contact us for a quote.
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