BEE MY LITTLE BABY | Sterling Silver ring with Gold details
- Available: 1
- Unique No: 1541
This Sterling Silver Ring features a bee in flight on a shank made out of honeycomb elements.
One honey comb cell and the bee’s middle segment has been plated in 24ct Gold.
This ring has been designed and hand cast in my workshop in Yorkshire using traditional procedures.
Over the course of 15 hours this wax model has been burnt out from 230 gradually to 730 degrees Celsius to create a perfect void in a cast form.
The resulting hollow has then been filled with liquid molten Sterling Silver at 980 degrees and refined with silversmithing techniques.
My inspiration for this work is to stress the importance of the honeybee for ecosystems for her pollination services, which is not recognised enough.
Also the bee is a symbol for industriousness, bees have good communication skills and working social systems where everybody plays their role
and shows responsibility.
All of which are traits that mankind might be well advised to learn from this little insect.
This ring might be the perfect present a busy bee that you know.
The ring shank has a top width of 9 mm which goes to 4.1 mm at the lower part.
The bee is 10.5 mm long and 5 mm wide.
Its wingspan is 22.3 mm, the wings are 2.7 mm wide.
This unique ring is a UK size O 1/2, US size 7 1/2, it has a circumference of 56 mm, which is a diameter of 18 mm.
In this size it will be sent straight away.
However, I can make it in all sizes. Please allow around two weeks for the creation of your special ring.
Please add your size in the comment in your order.
There will be a small fee of £10 for the custom order.
The ring and the sculpture will always be looking slightly different, because these are one of a kind items.
If you have any questions how to measure your ring size, please feel free to contact me.