It’s the 10th of October and here is the tenth ring in my ‘A Ring A Day’ promotion this month. I’d like to introduce you to Aine that is one of my A.S.Brightcut rings. Get 20% off this ring today (10.10.14) from 0.00hrs – 23.59hrs UK time.
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This ring is one of many in my A.S.Brightcut ring collection. It is made from an antique silver spoon that is beautifully engraved, with lots of fine lines and grooves to capture and reflect the light.
Aine is an Irish goddess of summer, wealth and sovereignty. She is associated with midsummer and the sun and as a name means radiance and so is an appropriate name for a ring designed and engraved to catch and reflect the light.
The teaspoon was originally made in 1918 by a silversmith trading under the name of Robert Chandler, based in Birmingham. Who knows what journeys it’s been on and the people it’s encountered, not to mention the amount of tea it has stirred or the gossip it’s heard in it’s lifetime before being discovered by me at the back of a cabinet in an antique shop.
A sturdy solid ring, available in very large sizes, Aine is a new design recently introduced to my online shop. If you are interested in this design and thinking of purchasing an Aine ring, be aware that only 2 exist.
This design is available in sizes U to Z+
The rings are not closed so can be adjusted.
This ring, as with all my antique silverware rings, comes with a small provenance tag to identify the silversmith who originally made the spoon, the year it was made and the location of the assay office that hallmarked it.
Although in my opinion the ring looks best with an antique patina applied as this brings out the detail in the engraved design, the ring is also available in a plain silver finish.
The original hallmark and makers mark have been left intact and are clearly visible on the inside of the ring, especially with an antique patina applied. This ring, as with all my antique silverware rings, comes with a small provenance tag to identify the silversmith who originally made the spoon, the year it was made and the location of the assay office that hallmarked it.
Making jewellery from antique silverware is something I really enjoy. I love stripping away the years of tarnish and neglect and breathing new life into these forgotten things and making them into something precious that can be given as a gift or keepsake. Maybe the date is relevant to you or the detail in the design, but there’s always something special about an item with so much history – working with it as well as wearing the finished piece.
To get 20% off this ring today use this code at checkout: ARAD-10-AINE
The code is only valid for one day only from 0.00hrs – 23.59 on the 10th October 2014