Orichalcum ring

Orichalcum ring

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: copper, silver, zinc, orichalcum
  • Band color: Gold

Bright mirror finish orichalcum ring - a plain, simple band. Cast in a mould rather than formed from sheet or wire, there are no solder joins in this piece and every one is unique. Perfect as a wedding or engagement ring that's a bit different, or just for everyday wear.

Orichalcum is the legendary metal which Atlantis was supposedly built of, and is mentioned in a number of ancient texts. Until recently it's composition was unknown but archaeological finds over the last few years have discovered ingots which may be the metal. Depending on whose results you look at, it's an alloy of mostly copper with varying amounts of zinc, nickel, iron and lead. My recipe doesn't include lead for obvious safety reasons, but it does include some fine silver instead. I don't include nickel either as that can cause allergy issues with some people.

Due to the composition of the alloy, this ring will tarnish slightly with time, picking up a warm, deep colouration. This adds another dimension and character to the piece, although it can easily be polished off using a mild abrasive such as Brasso or even a dab of household toothpaste.

Orichalcum has many qualities associated with it, but I can personally guarantee that since making my first piece with it, I have not been attacked by a single zombie, lich or orc, so clearly it repels those creatures.

Made to order, just let me know your size when you place an order. If you want a different shape or finish, just get in touch.

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GIOVANNA BERNARD May 13, 2020  Shipped to: France

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks a lot, it's perfect !

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ch33kimunkia Feb 10, 2015  Shipped to: United States

5 out of 5 stars

Mat did a fantastic job. His work and communication is wonderful. Unfortunately, I think my fiancee's fingers swelled because the ring was a little tight, but Mat did everything that was requested. Love it! Thank you so much.

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Rebecca Dawkins Nov 2, 2014  Shipped to: United Kingdom

5 out of 5 stars

Wow. I have been looking for green gold ring and was disappointed that I was unable to get one from Uk. I finally decided to take the plunge and buy one when Shinium ring appeared. I was delighted, not only was the size perfect, the detailed description from seller very helpful but also the price was good (even for a defect that the seller highlighted but does not detract from beauty of ring.. can barely see it) but also made in Norwich my home city. I am so very very happy with service, speed, honesty and quality. Would definitely buy again from Shinium and recommend highly. Thank you so much

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adarkhorsey Apr 12, 2017  Shipped to: United Kingdom

5 out of 5 stars

This ring has amazing textures and colours running through the wood and definitely makes an impression. Great value and Mat is very helpful and speedy at answering any queries. He even resized one of the rings for us, for no extra charge. Well recommended! Andy :-)

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