Copper and Silver Green Man Ring with Chrysoprase Eyes
The face rendered here in antiqued copper is unique to Kevin's style of design. His interest in creating faces has more recently manifested in creating various depiction of the green man, an ancient depiction of a nature spirit or deity. The face and sometimes body of a masculine figure covered in leaves and vegetation is meant to represent rebirth and fertility, the coming of spring.
Chasing and repoussé is a technique which has its roots in Ancient Greece. A piece of copper was first laid into pitch and small tools are used to begin an outline of a face. The piece of copper is then taken out of the pitch, cleaned, and turned over several times. Each time the details of the face become more defined as they are shaped by skillful hammering of various shaped chasing tools. Finally the piece of copper is cleaned, sawn out and set into this silver mounting. The shank of the ring was created from thick silver wire with a unique hammered finish. Kevin has also created stone settings behind the copper face for two green chrysoprase stones to represent the eyes.
The process of chasing and repousse is unique so every face which is created is one of a kind due to the unique process!
The ring is a size 11. Please message us to discuss ring sizing options.
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Shipping from United States
Domestic shipping is through the US Postal Service priority mail. We insure the value of the item. We can send confirmation if you like.
International Shipping is sent through USPS First Class. Tracking information is not always provided and depends on the country being shipped to. I will provide a customs number but this may not give tracking information. Additional customs or duty fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are out of my control. I am also not responsible for any delays caused by customs or incorrect addresses.
We accept exchanges for any reason. We offer refunds, the buyer must contact us within 14 days of the receipt of their item. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping and insurance fees in the case of returns or exchanges. Custom orders, including beard beads, are made for you at the time of purchase and those sales are final.
We are open to doing custom orders, just email an idea/sketch and we'll figure something great out for you! Feel free to ask questions about anything.