To make this ring, I started with a strip of silver wire, which I heated and then bent round into the curves and coils of a snake, and formed the body into a ring shape by hammering round a mandrel. I forged a snake head by filing a chunk of solid silver, and then soldered both together before filing texture onto the body to resemble scales. I then formed two silver bezel cups and soldered these in between the coils of the snake before oxidising and polishing the whole piece (this leaves the recessed areas darkened adds depth to the silver) Finally I set these two stunning 6mm round black star diopside stones.
The 'star shape' visible on the surface of star diopside is caused by needle like inclusions of magnetite, and since it can carry such strong magnetism, star diopside is actually very popular for therapeutic use. It is is thought to re-energise the body, the soul and the mind, and its strong magnetic force is believed to aid physical and mental healing. Star diopside is also known as the 'crying stone', because it is said to bring out tears in those who use it in a cathartic way to cleanse their emotions.
The ring size is a UK size N (which is a US size 6.5) and is ready to ship immediately.
Supplied in a black gift bag inside a sturdy card gift box to ensure it reaches you looking great and ready to present as a gift if needed.
Made from 925 Sterling Silver, which has been checked for quality assurance, and Hallmarked at the historical Birmingham Assay Office, UK.
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