Vintage Gold Tone Metal and Enamel Elephant Head Statement Cocktail ring with adjustable band
Vintage Gold Tone Metal and Enamel Elephant Head Statement Cocktail ri
Vintage Gold Tone Elephant Head with tusks. Amber tone enamel forehead and red crystal eyes. His raised trunk holds a fabulous clear crystal. Set on a 24k gold plated ring mount w plain finish. Adjustable. 2" X 1.75"
The ring was constructed with the use of an authentically Vintage brooch that's pin was damaged. I re-styled into a contemporary statement cocktail ring.
The Process: I select and source every brooch. I can assure my clients that EVERY REWIND ring will be a one-of-a-kind piece. The brooches are ALL true Vintage pieces (20+ years old). They therefore have character; marks, chips, discolorations and/or what some may perceive as "flaws". I however perceive these items as signs of character which add's to the uniqueness of each piece. Virtually all are excellent to mint condition but some show signs of a previous life.
During the process of creating the collection we have had to adjust and use untraditional methods for mounting each piece. The jeweler on the REWIND team along with her colleagues attempted to laser and tig weld the rings as well as using traditional soldering methods, all to no avail. The mixing of the contemporary metals with the wide array of vintage alloy metals turned out to be a real challenge. The alloys are porous and do not adhere properly to the contemporary ring mounts using traditional welding methods. We did use jewelers grade epoxy cement to mount each piece. This epoxy is specific to adhere to mixed metals.
The Mount: The ring mounts/bands are brass with a 24k Gold and Silver plate over brass. Each ring mount is adjustable and therefore accessible to everyone regardless of finger shape or size.
Costume is the NEW Fine: The collection is a unique "costume" ring collection. The Vintage pieces are in a wide array of metals, stones and crystals. The craftsmanship of Vintage brooches are all unique and although "costume" are extremely well made, standing the test of time. The brooches however are still delicate. When adjusting your ring to size USE THE BOTTOM (the mount) as opposed to the actual brooch/statement piece. DO NOT PULL ON THE BROOCH TO ADJUST THE SIZE. Thus to ensure the longevity of your piece. They were designed with common sense durability. I wear statement rings often but certainly not every day. They CAN be worn as often as your wardrobe and lifestyle permits however be cognizant of the delicate nature of the pieces. The initial REWIND piece was worn and tested by me over a period of months with my busy MOMpreneur lifestyle with no issue.
Care: To clean I recommend spot cleaning your item with a damp q-tip to remove tiny surface stains or dirt. Moisture discolors vintage rhinestones and effects the plating of the band. I do not recommend submerging the ring in any contemporary "jewelry cleaners", solvents or other chemicals such as nail polish remover. Again, the band plating IS effected by water/moisture, keep DRY.
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