Beautiful and unique, a rare fossilised shell in a natural 'wave' pattern. Frame set in sterling silver, the ring can span sizes P-T (UK) or 7¾-9¾ (US). Framed shell piece measures approximately 25x20x4mm. As this is a vintage piece, there is a light surface patina and a few minor scuffs on the silver (see photos), which can be professionally polished out (silver is very soft and it is perfectly normal to obtain some scuffs during normal day to day wear). Will arrive packed in a Two Skies gift box.
As setting adjustable rings can sometimes be a delicate procedure, we are happy to set the size for you before we sent it out to you - just let us know in the 'free gift card message' field.
Rare Fossil Shell Sterling Silver Ring (Adjustable)
Why do silversmiths use 925%? Measured in parts per thousand, pure silver (999%) is too soft so silversmiths mix it with other metals to make it it harder. The purer the metal, the higher the polish, but it is a lot softer (thus less durable). The harder the metal is, the more hard wearing the jewellery is, but it will also tarnish easier as it has less silver content. Therefore, the silver industry set a standard percentage content for fine silver (925); what we know as "sterling silver". At Two Skies our silversmiths use 925 (sterling) silver for ring shafts and moving parts, and a very high 950% on our stones settings, which enables us to get a strong jewellery item with a beautiful and secure stone setting, without any gluing. Each piece of our jewellery is hand stamped with our Two Skies Hallmark alongside the recognised industry 925 Hallmark.
Relax - you can shop with confidence at Two Skies. If you change your mind, simply get in touch to let us know you want to return one or all of your items within 7 days of receiving your order, and we'll get a replacement/refund arranged - no quibbles!