Here is an off the wall thought. You probably could line the
sterling ring with fine silver if you approach it as you would a
spinner ring. Make a 32ga (or so - thinner if you can) fine silver
band a little bit wider than the ring’s band and a just large enough
to fit inside the ring. Fuse the fine silver. Then use your ring
mandrel to stretch the liner to fit snugly inside the ring. Flair the
protruding edges of the liner around the edges of the sterling ring
band, and burnish down to each edge. If the ring is a bit too small,
stretch the whole thing on your mandrel.
NOW, before going to all that effort, make sure that your client
doesn’t use sulfur-based shampoo or something (hand cream?) that
would abrade or react with the silver. If the skin is black and the
ring is shiny, I’d be thinking about something that abrades the
Don’t you love a mystery! Hope you can solve the cause of the
one way or another,
Judy in Kansas, where some warm temps are melting the last snowfall.
So good to have the moisture sink into the soil rather than run off.