unEarthed ring with dendritic opal and white topaz
One of a Kind
purchased in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, this dendritic opal has a distinctive pattern that is truly unique. the fern-like inclusions make this stone look like a frozen pond. i made a jagged bezel to add to this winter scene. the 3mm white topaz glistens like ice.
each one of the unEarthed piece is made from recycled silver. scraps and pure silver grains are melted into liquid and then pour into a rectangle mold. next, the silver is rolled flat to various thickness for the different components of a ring. the ring band, embellishments and bezel are soldered and polished just before the gemstones are set in. a dark patina is added to give it an aged look.
ring size 7 1/2. cannot be resized.