Sand cast, open form recycled silver ring Casting into sand is an ancient technique. The model, in this case a a wax form I had made, is pressed into the sand then removed and the silver is cast into the negative space. A really effective way to recycle old jewellery into something new. This ring has a small gap where the silver stopped, giving a lovely rhythm to the movement of the piece around the finger. All the sand texture has been filed off one side while the other side is left with the raw texture of the sand. Great contrast. The ring is solid and sits comfortably on the finger. This ring can be sized up a bit but never again repeated. An absolute one off. Ring size US 6 3/4, UK N, European 13.5 (53.5mm finger circumference). It is 6mm wide and 4.5mm thick. Comes in a matt white presentation box, perfect for giving as a present. If you need help with your ring size, contact me or check out these helpful links: https://www.bluenile.com/education/rings/find-your-ring-size http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Your-Ring-Size All my metal is from a company which is a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council. They deal only in recycled silver and gold. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment. There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.