In Marriage of Metal, two or more metals of different color are fused into one sheet. The resulting metal can be formed or cut to make a piece with an added detail of color. In this case, copper was fused to silver, and the inside of the ring lined by sterling silver.
In these rings, the bands of contrasting metal colors are arranged diagonally across the ring. The strips are copper, patinated to emphasize the red color in the copper, and set in sterling silver. The inside of the ring is backed in sterling silver.
Marriage-of-Metal Rings with Diagonal Stripes
These rings utilize copper fused to sterling silver; the insides are backed with silver.
Anniversary Rings using Marriage-of-Metals
These matching his-and-hers anniversary rings are made with Argentium Sterling Silver, which has a brighter, whiter shine and are relatively tarnish resistant. The center stripe is made with Shibuichi copper, a Japanese alloy of copper and fine silver. It colors beautifully with patina, producing a dark brown in this case. The inside of the ring, against the finger, is all silver.
Marriage-of-metal rings with diagonal accents
These rings are made with sterling silver fused to copper and lined with silver. They can be notched and rounded into a rope configuration, left as simple round rings, or hammered to provide texture.
"Leaves in the Wind" matching His-and-Hers Rings
These rings employ the same Leaves in the Wind theme used for drop earrings and a cuff bracelet (in the selections of bracelets and earrings). The top layer containing the design is cut out of metal strip and then fused to a backing strip. In this case the metal is 14K gold. The recessed design is darkened (patinated) and the ring polished clean on the surface to reveal the recessed design. Technically, this a an intaglio and used throughout my collection.
An Oval Opal, set in a split-shank
This made an unconventional engagement ring
Half-Eternity Ring with Alexandrite
Alexandrite is a beautiful stone that is capable of changing color depending on the incident light. It is said Alexandrite is “emerald by day and ruby by night”, but to me the color is a deep blue with shades of purple.
Pink Tourmaline Half-Eternity Ring, with Stackers
This ring features five 3mm pink tourmaline stones, and adds two narrow sterling silver simple rings to "stack" next to the main ring. Any combination and placement can be chosen by the wearer, or just wear the simple sterling rings by themselves.
Pink Topaz Half Eternity Ring, With Stacking Rings
Pink topaz is a beautiful shade of pinkish orange. Here, the one of the stacking rings is a married-metal ring with a copper alloy on the surface and sterling on the inside.
The "A" Ring....for an Armstrong or Ash or....
This is a simple design of alternating A’s, which is cut out with a jeweler’s saw, oxidized to blacken the divisions between the letters, and then polished to bring out the design.
Carved Heart Ring
This ring was inspired by an on-line project from Andrew Berry, and his wonderful instructional videos, "At the Bench". I have made several for various friends, family, and colleagues.
A coiled snake, made with half-round wire, tapered to the tail, and with a head made from a larger gauge of half-round wire. The snake eyes are just shallow drill holes, patinated black. The tail wraps up on the body of the snake.
Sapphire Forged Ring
The stone is a 6mm lab-grown Sapphire (the real thing). The ring was made by hammering sterling silver, taller at the top and thinner at the bottom. The setting was made with square wire to fit into the flair at the top.