Margaret on Aug 11, 20195 out of 5 stars
One of many very cool rings that I have bought from MidWestAlchemy!
Margaret on Jul 5, 20195 out of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning!! Midwest Alchemy rings are extraordinary! Love everything there is to love about this ring!
Amber on Jul 1, 20195 out of 5 stars
I adore Midwest Alchemy's jewelry. The thought and detail put into their designs completely surpasses other designers.
mkzarko on Jun 3, 20195 out of 5 stars
My second ring from Midwest Alchemy. Lovely! A+++
Lynn on Dec 11, 20185 out of 5 stars
Wow!!!! This ring is so unique! I have received many rings from QVC and not one can compare. This is the bomb! I mean it! By far, my favorite! The shop is great! Please look at their offerings when you shop for unique items, you won't be disappointed, trust me!!!
1flygirl2go on Oct 11, 20185 out of 5 stars
I received this pendant very quickly. It is beautifully made, larger than I thought it would be and I love wearing it.
ronireddsdream on Sep 13, 20185 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous. A little different than expected, but I love it. Thank you.
Tatiana on Apr 27, 20185 out of 5 stars
Love my ring! I've had it for a few months now & it's held up incredibly well. It's my favorite piece of jewelry! Will definitely be ordering again.
Jane on Apr 22, 20185 out of 5 stars
My daughter loved it thank you so much.
ZaJe on Feb 27, 20185 out of 5 stars
Bought this for my wife for a Valentine’s day gift to represent our two kids and she loves it. It’s as beautiful as the pictures and she has been wearing it everyday. Love the unique and modern construction, the raw stones and the shape of the band.
Modern Sculptural Gems
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Unique and unusual handmade copper rings, pendants and raw crystal jewelry - focusing on wearable, sculptural specimens and rough gemstones and minerals. Organically imbued, modern, urban gems!
Crystal, amethyst, quartz, topaz, wood, aquamarine, opal, tourmaline, garnet, sapphire, citrine, druzy, labradorite, turquoise, chrysoprase, pyrite, pearl...
Texture, shadow, color and subtle nuances - Paired down and simplified.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
This process allows me to explore opportunities that are not feasible with traditional metal-working techniques but unfortunately does not allow for resizing once the ring is complete.
Electroforming, in the simplest terms, is the intricate process of controlling a metal deposit of copper onto a conductive surface whether it be an organic or inorganic material. This process is similar to plating...but is done over a much longer period of time - and can be anywhere from 2 - 12 hours. Basically a thick “skin” of metal is built up into a rigid surface - which in this case is the ring or pendant form. Various patinas and finishes are possible after the initial electroforming process is complete.
Each piece has been hand-sculpted, electroformed in copper.
To preserve its finish, please do not use heavy commercial abrasives, tarnish removers or ultrasonic cleaners. Pieces should be worn with care and not during aggressive activities or long exposures to water - shower, swimming, etc. Avoid strikes or blows to the minerals or gemstones. A warm, natural oxidation will occur after repeated wear or use. A soft polish cloth can be used to lightly buff the surface. Storing in an airtight container when not in use will also help preserve its finish.
Rings have been treated with LOS - Liver of Sulfur. It is a surface treatment / patina and will wear in time. Keeping the surface free of excessive water will help preserve the finish. The exposed copper will darken and oxidize with continuous use to a beautiful, natural patina.
As you wear your piece the patina will wear with time - this varies from person to person. Should you want to freshen your piece with a new patina, you can do so with liver of sulfur which can be purchased online. Personally I prefer the gel variety that is premixed and apply as needed.
Will my finger turn green?
Some people green and others do not. Greening is simply the ring reacting to the air and your body's chemistry. We are constantly releasing chemicals from our bodies sometimes resulting in a reaction with the metal surface. This will not effect the integrity of the ring. Electroformed pieces will not be affected …but alkaline levels in some persons bodies may be high and may cause greening along the base of the finger - this is difficult to predict - as everyone's chemistry is different.
Greening is not harmful and can be removed with non-gel toothpaste.
If you are concerned with greening, you can apply jeweler's Skin Guard (available in a brush-on form) to the ring band to aid in preventing greening.