Fine Silver Hammered Stacking Style Ring
Add a bit of shimmering flair to any outfit! Add these shiny silver bands to any of your other silver rings or make a bold statement and show off a stack of these shiny silver rings!
****This listing is for ONE fine silver stacking ring****
These beautiful stacking rings are all individually handmade using real .999 fine silver! Each piece is carefully measured with my calipers for the ring blank and then the ends are filed and sanded down using emery paper to create a flat surface on each end. Next, each blank is then shaped around the ring mandrel and then I use pliers to bring the two surfaces together to create a tight space for the solder to flow into.
Before I solder the surfaces together, I will take a piece of emery paper and slide it between the surfaces and lightly sand them one more time to make sure they are clean and the solder will flow appropriately. Now I will add a dab of flux to the space and apply a small amount of silver solder paste on top of the joint-to-be.
And then the real fun part begins....time to light it up. I take out my trusty solder torch and begin by heating up the helping hand (it acts as a heat sink and needs to be hot or you will be holding the flame to the joint forever.) After heating up the helping hand for about 20 seconds, I will pass the flame over the body of the ring a few times before I bring the flame to the solder. Finally, after a brief period of holding the flame on the solder, it will begin to flow into and fill the joint. The final part of my soldering will be to bring the flame to the underside of the joint to make sure the solder continues to flow all the way through the joint.
With the solder joint finished, it is time to drop the ring into the "safety pickle" to clean any oxides from the joint and fire scale if there happens to be any. Once clean, it is time to bring the piece back to the mandrel and gently shape it back into a ring shape using a nylon mallet. Now that it is in a ring shape, now I will use my chasing hammer with the ball peen head to hammer all the way around the outside of the ring and along each of the sides.
The final part of my process is to sand and polish! I will use a sanding drum to lightly sand the inside and outside of the ring and then use a polishing wheel with silver polishing compound to buff it to a beautiful luster.
***Orders of 3 or more rings will also receive a polishing cloth and a protective anti-tarnish bag***