Barnabas Sterling Adjustable Ring



“Barnabas” is a stunning statement ring meaning that it is large and striking!  The entire piece is hand made from a single sheet of 22 gauge sterling silver formed with a “cigar band” pancake die and a Barnabas face impression die.  Both of these are formed using a 20 ton hydraulic jeweler’s press and a lot of hand work. The process requires extensive metal finishing and at least four torch annealings and pressings to get a lot of detail followed by hole-punching and texturing (dimpling) of the adjustable band.  After it is shaped on a ring mandrel, a patina bath is used to darken the silver.  The patina process is done a minimum of two times to give the ring added highlights.  A thorough polishing is the final step in the making of Barnabas.

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