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.
These Married Metal rings feature sterling silver fused to bronze, and the silver given an antique or tarnished patina. The inside of the ring, in contact with the finger, is pure 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.
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.
An Oval Opal, set in a split-shank
This made an unconventional engagement ring
Half-Eternity Rings in Two Sizes
Eternity rings bear stones around the entire circle of the ring; they’re eternal. A half-eternity (?) ring sets stones around only a portion of the circumference. The ring on the left is set with 3mm pink Topaz and the ring on the right is set with 4mm peridot. These examples show off the balled claws (prongs) around each stone.
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.
Half-Eternity Ring with 2mm Cubic Zirconium (CZ)
Seven CZ's are set around the top of the ring. Again, two "stacking rings" of sterling silver are added to add interest, and allow flexibility in presentation. The rings can be worn in any combination or placement.
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.