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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

Any questions at all you have about this ring, please ask.
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At your service, Chymiera.

Frequently asked questions about Chymiera

Custom Orders, always welcome. We specialize in unique alchemy requests and one of a kind handmade and hand cast jewelry. We use the "lost wax" technique for casting charms, pendant, rings, etc... What inspires us are the questionable things, of this earth in folklore, ancient mythology, magic , dark romance, legend and tales of old including: dieties, shaman, werewolves, vampires, fairies, aparitions, shapeshifters, changelings, hobbits, wizards, voodoo, magic and more
From this inspiration we create masterpieces or manifestations- if you will- of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets and other curious trinkets. Custom & personalized work cannot be returned.
If you are ordering a custom ring and need to know your size, here is a guide just print it & size away!
✦Also, we now offer loaner ring sizers. You need to purchase them in a listing ($3.50 + shipping) that i set up. When you send it back & you will be refunded the loan fee, but please note you will pay shipping both ways.
Most jewelers will size for free as well.
Raw & Natural elements are our fundamentals creating unique jewelry, engagement rings & wedding bands in Fine jewelry in gold, palladium & sterling silver jewelry using the lost wax technique, often paired with precious & semi-precious gemstones.
Please note that gemstones, bones, vintage items & other materials we use can be delicate in their nature. So take care while wearing & storing them.
My grandmother used to say "Be kind to your jewelry & treasures & they will return the favor"
Most jewelry items will come nicely wrapped in tissue & in a jewelry box ready for gift giving. If you need me to include a note for the recipient, please just leave me a message during checkout.

We often send lavender or other scented sachets with orders as a thank you gift, please notify us if you would prefer not to receive one- or if you have an allergy to it.

None of my orders are sent with a receipt, as you can easily locate your receipts for purchases right from your etsy page. I do however send a business card with every order that will include a coupon for future purchases a thank you gift.
I do offer wholesale options. Please message me directly.
We Do Layaway & payment plans on larger ticket items, ask us about the terms!
Pieces containing animal bones, teeth, fur, etc are from animals that passed from the very natural process of death; no animals are harmed for the purpose of making jewelry. All of our animal parts come either from a licensed taxidermist or from our own finds during our woodland excursions in The . Please know your country's or your state's laws on ownership of animal parts. It is up to the buyer to do know about laws pertaining to ownership of animal parts. Any customs taxes or penalties for these types of purchases are the sole responsibility of the buyer. All our animal bones are ethically & legally sourced. We do not sell anything that is currently on the US Endangered Species Act List or CITES.Any questions, please ask!
In addition to our regular Etsy policies, here is some additional info::

✦The most important policy we can emphasize is if you don't like it, don't buy it. Because honestly, Chymiera Jewelry is definitely not for everyone.
✦We strive to give all our customers excellent products & impeccable customer service. You will see that through our feedback profile.
Please also take a moment to read our bio and our "about" page where you will also find all the lovely treasuries & blogs we have been featured in!
✦Our motto: Cater to everyone. Offer things from simple affordable to high end jewelry, so that everybody can enjoy a bit of happiness, beauty and Chymiera love, one piece at a time :)

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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  • Handmade item
  • Occasion: Engagement
  • Band color: Silver
  • Gem color: Red
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 4292 reviews
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