The ring design was designed by Stabkov and brought to life by me. Her original design sketch of the ring and an art piece including the design are viewable in the listing photos. Check out more of her art: www.etsy.com/shop/Stabkov
The ring is crafted from sterling silver. The fangs are hand-cut from 22g sterling silver sheet and soldered to the hand-formed sterling silver band. It is oxidized and tumbled to strengthen the metal and give it a final polish. The thickness of the band is 14g. Your ring will be custom made in the size specified at checkout. As with any thin-banded ring, it is durable enough for everyday wear, but it is not designed to be squished or bear heavy weight.
Please let me know your desired ring size in the notes at check-out (US sizes 3- 13.5). You will not be receiving this exact ring, but rather a ring made in your size of the same design. As with any handmade product, these rings will not be identical. The hand-cut teeth will all differ slightly, but will follow the same design in number and sequence. You will not be receiving this exact ring, but rather a ring made in your size of the same design. As with any handmade product, these rings will not be completely identical.
This listing is for one ring band. Pictures showing multiple are there to show the differences in texture that occur due to the handmade nature of the rings. This item is made-to-order. It will be shipped upon completion of the piece. Please check my shop announcements and time frames listed under shipping options for estimated arrival times. Shipping options will be available to choose upon check-out.
A few notes on caring for oxidized sterling silver: oxidized patina on sterling silver isn't particularly durable to long-term exposure to water (like bathing or swimming) or a lot of scrubbing, as friction is the way to polish silver to shine. Constant exposure to tasks such as hand washing, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, etc., will slowly wear away the oxidized patina leaving a shiny silver finish.
Please contact me with any questions!