"Mirth": Chalcedony cocktail ring with heavy talon claw prongs (size7; one of a kind)
Truly one of a kind, difficult-to-create hand fabrication cocktail ring
All gemstones in this piece are conflict free
size 7 (one of a kind; no resizing for this ring)
highly-polished solid sterling silver ring with entirely-hand fabricated prong basket setting and thick silver band
Chalcedony stone: natural opaque chalcedony gem ethically sourced, cut and polished. Gem is approximately 10mm. "Chalcedony is a compact form of silica, composed of microscopic quartz crystals. It is softer than quartz and denser than opal. Its appearance may range from transparent to translucent to opaque. The main types are chalcedony, which is uniformly colored, and agate, which has curved bands or zones of varying color... Chalcedony has been used since time immemorial as gems, because of their color, hardness, and ability to take a good polish, and as precious materials for the production of ornaments or small sculptures." (gem5.com) Chalcedony has a mohs hardness of 7 out of 10 (with diamond being a 10, sapphire a 9).
Approx. dimensions of setting: 13mm (prong to prong width), 9.5mm tall (from band to top of gem)
approx. 3.25mm wide x 1.6mm thick handmade sterling silver band
signed "NJM" for Nicole Jo Melton and hallmarked "925" for sterling silver
hand fabricated (not cast or CAD) in the Midwest by artist, Nicole Jo Melton
Looking for something custom made in a different size? Please view details on the Bespoke page
This piece is one of a kind and ready to ship
SHIPPING: your order will be shipped insured up to $400 (if cost of order is lower, it'll be insured for the amount of the order) for U.S. addresses. We highly recommend purchasing more insurance in the shop (offered affordably) in case of loss/theft. We are not responsible for mail loss or theft, so full insurance is highly recommended.
Jewelry care: please remove your jewelry with gemstones whenever bathing, washing hands, swimming, gardening, exercising. Handmade jewelry that is well cared for will last to be passed down to future generations.