The Mercury ring
The Mercury ring
A unique ring made from solid recycled precious metals. I made this ring by carving a solid piece of wax into this ring shape. This is then cast into sterling silver using a process called lost-wax casting. I have now had a mould made of this design so I can produce multiples of the ring and it is available in either solid sterling silver, gold vermeil or solid 9ct gold.
This ring will take 3 weeks to be ready as I will need to resize, polish and potentially hallmark/turn it into a gold vermeil piece.
Gold Vermeil pieces consist of a layer of 18ct gold electroplated onto a sterling silver base. Gold Vermeil pieces are made purely from precious metals, unlike gold-plated items, and have a much thicker coating of 18ct gold. Gold Vermeil pieces must have at least a 2.5-micron layer whereas gold-plating only requires a minimum of 0.5 microns. This means the piece contains 5x the gold. 18ct gold is an alloy which contains 75% pure gold and this is the highest percentage of gold that jewellery should be made of due to the soft nature of solid gold.
If you are purchasing from the ready-made section of the site your piece will be dispatched within three working days.
Otherwise, I handmake each piece to order, so wait time is standardly around 2 weeks. Some items will be ready sooner but pieces which contain gold may take around 4 weeks due to hallmarking.
As most pieces are custom made, unfortunately I can not offer returns/exhanges. I may be able to resize a ring if you would like. Please message me with any query you have!
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