Ancient Roman Ring Key | 3D Printed Historical Ring – Roman Jewelry – Ancient Jewelry

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Handmade

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Brass, Bronze, Gold, Silver, Steel

This design is inspired by ring keys that were used throughout the Ancient Roman period, and all across the Roman Empire. As a result, it is often difficult to date them accurately. The roman ring keys were often functional, and would open small locks for items such as a personal chest or a business' lock box. Sometimes they may have been purely aesthetic; a sign of authority and high status (worn by the person in control of the money).

This ring is very similar to many examples that have been unearthed in archaeological excavations, although somewhat more streamlined for the sake of comfort and style. It was digitally designed, and can be 3D printed in your choice of a range of materials. The ring pictured above is in the black steel material.

Please Note: If you don't see your desired ring size listed (including quarter sizes) please get in touch - I will be happy to create a specific size for you!

For more information on each of the available materials, please see the FAQ section on my shop page: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/3DbyOspreyDesign

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Brass –
An alloy of 15% zinc, 5% tin, and 80% copper. Its colour is a pale yellow. Brass will naturally tarnish and darken over time, and can be polished back to its original, bright surface. The Natural Brass material has a rough, matte surface, whereas the Polished Brass has a smooth, reflective surface.

Bronze –
An alloy of 10% tin and 90% copper. Its colour is a warm, reddish yellow. Bronze will naturally tarnish and darken over time, and can be polished back to its original, bright surface. The Natural Bronze material has a rough, matte surface, whereas the Polished Bronze has a smooth, reflective surface.
The base for all of the plated metals is brass (15% zinc, 5% tin, and 80% copper), and the thickness of the plated metal is 0.25 microns. Please note that plated metals will wear away over time when subject to friction.

14k Gold Plate –
A bright, pale yellow, similar in hue to champagne. The surface is smooth and reflective.

18k Gold Plate –
A warm, golden yellow similar in hue to honey. The surface is smooth and reflective.

Rose Gold Plate –
A rosy, pinkish gold colour. The surface is smooth and reflective.

Rhodium Plate –
A silver-coloured finish.The surface is smooth and reflective.
Sterling silver (92.5% silver) will naturally tarnish and darken over time, and can be polished back to its original, bright surface.

Natural Silver –
A rough, matte surface.

Antique Silver –
Recessed details are blackened, and raised details are polished.

Polished Silver –
The surface is polished and smooth, though not mirror-reflective.

High-Polish Silver –
The surface is finely polished and highly reflective.
14k Gold –
A pale yellow gold with a champagne-like colour, composed of 58% gold, 31% copper, 10% silver, and 1% zinc. The surface is highly polished a reflective.

18k Gold –
A warm, redder gold with a honey-like colour, composed of 75% gold, 15% silver, and 10% copper. The surface is highly polished a reflective.

14k Rose Gold –
A pinkish gold with a rosé-like colour, composed of 58% gold, 40% copper, 1% silver, and 1% zinc. The surface is highly polished a reflective.

14k White Gold –
A silver-coloured gold, composed of 58% gold, 24% copper, 9% zinc, and 9% nickel. The surface is highly polished a reflective.

Platinum –
A silver-coloured alloy of 95% platinum and 5% ruthenium. The surface is highly polished a reflective.
All of the varieties of steel are composed of 60% steel and 40% bronze. The layering of the 3D-print process is visible in their textures.

Steel –
A pale grey colour which can exhibit varying amounts of bronze colouration. The surface is rough and matte.

Bronze Steel –
A brown-coloured steel with a rough and somewhat reflective surface.

Black Steel –
A dark-grey to black coating is applied to the steel, and the surface is rough and matte.

Nickel Steel –
A silvery coloured steel with a thin nickel coating which can darken over time and with exposure to skin. The surface is rough but shiny.

Gold Steel –
A thin layer of 24k gold gives this material a bright, golden hue. The surface is rough and matte.

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