14 kt Gold & Silver "Lodgepole Pines" Ring
This original design features a center opening with 14 kt gold balls framed with textured sterling silver. Additional gold is on each side of the band. The band is 'work hardened' so there is enough spring to move it over knuckles and stay at the current size. The band was hand sawn and is roll textured inside and out. The ring currently is oxidized to a medium gray.
Size 7 1/4 (size up if comparing to a thin band)
The blackened effect is chemically achieved but is not permanent. Hand sanitizer (alcohol and other acids) will bring this piece to its natural state of silver. I would expect the back that is on the inside of your hand will become shiny silver just from rubbing. The front will likely stay blackish if you are careful not to coat the ring with sanitizer. All my jewelry can be washed safely with handsoap and dried with soft cloth (as it is many times when making!)