Dark Hedges Ring
Our Dark Hedges Silver Ring was a private Commission for an overseas client.
Ruth McEwan-Lyon, our Jewellery Maker, met with the family whilst they were visiting Bangor and discussed the exact requirements and what could be made to link in with the iconic image of the Dark Hedges.
This stunning ring was made using the traditional technique of carving the hedges from a block of wax. The carving was then cast in 925 sterling silver, and the two sterling silver "wall" rings were made by a technique known as forging. All three rings were then carefully placed, and soldered, together before being filed and shaped.
After numerous courses of hand sandpapering the ring was given its final polish and ultrasonic clean before being hand oxidised to give it depth and perspective. It is a truly individual piece of jewellery with an overall weight of 9.9 grams.
"It has been a truly enjoyable task creating this ring and I hope Tim loves it as much as I do. Lovely to meet you all and look forward to seeing some photographs when it's on Tim's finger. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year." Regards Ruth