Beautifully simple, stylish and rustic oak leaf and acorn rings which are not only handcrafted, unusual, completely unique but have also been transformed from recycled ‘out of circulation’ coins.
The oak leaf and acorn designs are freehand drawn onto the slightly flattened silver, copper and bronze coins. I then meticulously follow this guide sketch with a traditional hand engraver. The design is then ‘pierced’ out with a traditional jewellers hand saw. It is these tools which allow me a close connection with each piece and to ensure your ring will be completely original and special to wear. The design is finished with a lovely hammer textured and faceted sterling silver band also made from 100% recycled silver.
The ring is presented with the ‘donor’ coin from which the leaf or acorn were hand cut. This is a lovely piece of material which connects your ring to its previous wondrous history. The red copper leaves and acorns are cut from gorgeous worn Victorian and Georgian old half pennies. The golden bronze leaves and acorns are made from Georgian ‘thrupney-bit’ threepence coins. Whilst the silver acorns and leaves are made from Edwardian and Georgian sterling silver shillings
Size : The oak leaf is approx 10 mm wide and 27 mm long. The acorns are approx 5 – 6mm wide and 8 – 10 mm long.