The stone on this ring is actually a rough cast nugget of recycled silver, perched on a simple thin band.
To make the 'stone', pieces of silver scrap are melted together until they form into a solid shape. As the metal cools, the surface wrinkles and folds into a textured but smooth-to-the-touch finish. The process is unpredictable, as the metal does what it wants under the torch, which means each piece is unique.
This nugget formed a handle while cooling, and looks like a little purse.
Wear alone as a simple statement ring, or stack with a series of thin bands for a more substantial look.
This item is one of a kind.