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The Valentine Tree, also known as The Witness Tree or The Kissing Tree, was a tree described in old folklore where lovers would meet to profess their undying love for each other. Many a Valentine Tree would witness matrimony ceremonies hence the name The Witness Tree. Once your love was witnessed by this majestic topiary, it was forever bound to this tree.

I love utilizing anything that is considered "conflict free".
Here, a gorgeous .75 Carat heart shaped genuine garnet has been set amid twigs & branches in a hand crafted rustic sterling silver ring.

I use the lost wax technique to create each ring. Basically I form a base in wax to house the stone & its very unique features, then make the band in wax. This one , I decided to make it look like doubled tree branches around the stone then coming together with one single band on the bottom, inscribing lines in the wax randomly. Next, I build up the 'prongs' in wax - which are more branches & twigs some with small knobs just like a tree would have
Once everything looks perfecto, I pull back the wax prongs & carefully remove the stone. The wax ring is then placed in a silica mold that heats to 1200 degrees, wherein the wax ring gets melted out leaving a void. I then use my super badass torch to melt the gold in a crucible and use a centrifuge machine to cast it. - The machine is all hand manipulated- yes old school.. and I wouldnt have it any other way.
I used recycled .925 sterling silver to cast this ring .
I then hand finish the ring- I never use a tumbler.
Then the stone is set into the polished ring and here you have her in all her shining beauty and here are the details of this particular stone:

Shape : heart
Gemstone : garnet
Color : burgundy red
Weight : approx. .75 Ct
Clarity : n/a
Approx. Size : 6x6x4mm

- Will come in an adorable presentation box ready for giving!

The ring is currently in a size 6 and ready to ship, however it can be sized. Please contact me for all the info!
Due to the nature of the stone & the freehand wax work, this ring is one of a kind, however, I have acquired a nice lot of conflict free stones - I have plenty more garnets in different shapes, rough diamonds, Citrines, I have 2 certified cut gorgeous princess cut Tanzanite stones that I picked up during my travels to Belize, and I have tons of other cut & uncut gemstones awaiting an invitation to be set into a ring just for you. <3

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The Valentine Tree. Rustic Tree Branch Handmade Engagement Ring 3/4 CT Heart Shaped Red Garnet Solitaire Ring Unique Twig Ring Lost Wax Cast

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