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Scrolled Iron Nail Ring

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An updated design for an old-timey tradition, these rings are hot formed from 100+ year old square nails. All of my nails are pulled by me from houses undergoing renovation in New Orleans' Historic Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods. All nails show signs of age and use, each one being unique. Edges are smooth and worn, making this ring extremely comfortable to wear. Iron is brushed and sealed with a high quality museum wax.

This particular scroll end design inspired by the prolific iron work in New Orleans, most notably the Pontalba design, which derives it's name from the Pontalba building in the French Quarter.

Ring is available in a brushed finished or blackened, as seen in last photo.

Feel free to ask any questions. Iron care instructions come with ring.

**Iron is the traditional gift for 6 year anniversaries**

Most of these nails are probably from the mid to late 19th century; however, I cannot guarantee this. Most houses in this historic neighborhood were constructed then, but some were constructed into the 20th century. I am gathering these nails from shamefully thrown out old growth pine and cypress flooring, barge board and the like, which points to a specific time period of construction. Therefore, I feel I am making a reasonably educated guess as to how old the nails are. Square nails are still produced today; I do guarantee that I am not using them for these rings :)

Scrolled Iron Nail Ring


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: iron nail, steel, antique square nails
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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