It’s the 18th of October and here is the eighteenth ring in my ‘A Ring A Day’ promotion this month. I’d like to introduce you to Quill that is one of my A.S.Ornate rings. Get 20% off this ring today (18.10.14) from 0.00hrs – 23.59hrs UK time.
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Belanus is one of many rings in my A.S.Brightcut ring collection. Made from an antique silver spoon, it has a bold engraved pattern around the edge of the stem which is very typical of brightcut designs. It’s a sturdy solid ring and very masculine in my opinion.
The word Bel means “to shine” or “brilliant”; Belanus is represented as a sun god, and would have been invoked during times of war to insure that the fiercest, bravest battles fought were also won.
The teaspoon was originally made in 1920 by a silversmith trading under the name of Joseph Rodgers who was based in Sheffield.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.
Available in UK sizes L to W
Limited edition of 6
The original hallmark and makers mark have been left intact and are clearly visible on the inside of the ring. This ring, as with all my antique silverware rings, comes with a small provenance tag to identify the silversmith who originally made the spoon, the year it was made and the location of the assay office that hallmarked it.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-18-BELANUS
The code is only valid for one day only from 0.00hrs – 23.59 on the 18th October 2014