This ring was made from pieces of gold belonging to the women in Gerry's life. His future wife, his mum and mother-in-law all added a little bit of material to the cause and from it his wedding ring was made.
The old gold was melted in a crucible and the resulting nugget rolled out into a strip. That strip was then turned up into a ring and the rounded ends cut off to create a perfect join. (Everyone gets these little nubs back with their finished piece to sit in the drawer until inspiration strikes). A little solder and a quick hammer to make it round then into the pickle to remove that black patina. If you're familiar with my blogs you'll know that the next step is to emery the surfaces of the ring to remove any scratches and then to create a comfort fit on the inside of the ring before giving it a final polish. Gerry wanted a matt finish which gives a nice contrast to the highly polished inside and edges. The finished ring has a slightly rosier tone which is thanks to that little bit of rose gold chain making the ring all the more individual.
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