Cactus Spine Ring in Bronze
Production Time: 1-3 days
This bronze wrap ring is a perfect embodiment of the minimalist beauty of the desert. The coiled ring is cast from the wide, ribbed cactus spine of a compass barrel cactus in a warm, rosey gold bronze, creating an asymmetrical ring that features the shapes, hues, and textures of the desert. The inside of the ring retains the spine's texture, which makes for a supremely comfortable and breathable ring.
The underside of the ring is stamped with my maker's mark. The spines are 5-6mm across, making the ring up to 10mm tall where it overlaps in smaller sizes, less for larger ones. The ring is not soldered in place, so it can be further resized once received.
Recycled metal, in this case, is gold and silver that has been reclaimed from jewelry that is at the end of its useful life OR from metal that is left over from the silversmithing process (everything from tiny silver dust to excess wire). Recycled metals reduce the impact of mining while preserving the quality of your jewelry. Recycled metal does not mean that it is inferior in any way - it's not plated, a lower karat quality, or hollow. Exactly the same, just cleaner and more ethical.