It’s the 2nd of October and here is the second ring in my ‘A Ring A Day’ promotion this month. I’d like to introduce you to Aisling, a beautifully engraved ring that is one of my A.S.Brightcut rings. Get 20% off this ring today (02.10.14) from 0.00hrs – 23.59hrs UK time.
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The name for this ring comes from the Irish word for dream or vision. The ring features a brightcut star at the terminlal end and a small motif of a hand clutching a thorny branch. I’ve searched online for the significance of these images but found no answers and they seem rather mysterious and so the name Aisling seemed rather fitting. They are surrounded by a brightcut diamond edge pattern that draws the eye around the complete ring.
The teaspoon was originally made in 1901 by a silversmith trading under the name of John Round who was based in Sheffield. 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, Aisling is a new design recently introduced to my online shop. If you are interested in this design and thinking of purchasing an Aisling ring, be aware that only 2 exist.
This design is available in sizes R to Z+ – the rings are not closed so can be adjusted.
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 This ring, as with all my antique silverware rings, comes with a small provenance tag to identify the silversmith who originally made the spoon, the year it was made and the location of the assay office that hallmarked it.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-02-AISLING
The code is only valid for one day only from 0.00hrs – 23.59 on the 2nd October 2014