Hi Everyone, I have a friend who lost her wedding ring. We have
searched high and low for one like it and have not been successful.
I know if it exists one of you will know about it. It is a band
of pansy flowers (or something like it) and leaves connected. There
is a shank in the back. The flowers and leaves have openings
between them. The edges follow the lines of the flowers etc. The
ring is antiqued. She got it about 25 years ago. If anyone has
seen anything like this out there please contact me. Thanks for any
help, it’s really appreciated.
God Bless you
Sounds like an Art Carved band. I know they are still in business
but at this time (bedcdause I am not at work) I do not have address
info. If someone has a jewelers Keystone directory they can find
it easily. You can also try by computer, they probably have a web
sight. Good luck! She might also try looking at “antique” stores
that resell items, someone may have one. Mary : @mary_dunker
I have an odd request. My sister was in Greece this past spring and
she bought herself a silver ring there, which she has since lost in
the Gulf off of Florida. She has tried to contact the artist with
no luck. I’m hoping to find someone that makes something similar out
there instead of knocking this thing off from memory.
It basically looked like a fairly fine branch (about 1mm diameter
thickness) that had been wrapped around her finger (and not too
neatly, I might add). The ring was silver, but somehow treated
because it was really really white. It was almost an opaque white
with the raised portions of the “bark of the tree” a normal shinny
silver white. The thing was probably around 8mm wide.
I feel like I’ve seen some things similar to this in trade magazines,
but can’t remember any designer names or anything. It was very
organic. If anyone thinks of anything, let me know.
Leslie Anne Wright Macy
The ring was silver, but somehow treated because it was
really really white. It was almost an opaque white with the raised
portions a normal shiny silver white.
The opaque white sounds like silver that has been cleaned but not
polished. Perhaps the jeweler pressed the ring lightly against the
polishing wheel so only the raised sections were shined up?
The alternative, which I do fairly regularly to give a piece some
bling on the highlights while preserving a rich matte surface
elsewhere, is to simply burnish the high spots.
I agree that the white sounds like the fine silver that results from
surface depletion of copper caused by pickling.
Dos Manos Jewelry