Living in Napa, just about everything is all about the wine. So I thought I should recycle a wine barrel (after drinking all the wine in it).
This ring is made from a red wine cork. They are such a beautiful reddish brown color - and even smell of wine! I seal the cork with a spray sealer so that it won't cause any damage to the wood if it gets wet.
After cutting it to shape I surround it in 22g sterling silver. On this ring I stamped the word "VINO" and dipped it in a patina to accentuate the word. I call these my statement rings because they get a lot of compliments and look so good on any finger.
This ring is 7/8" round and has a 3/8" wide band. The ring fits a size 7.
This ring is made from real wood and Argentium silver. The wood is sealed so it won't get damaged in water. Argentium silver usually won't tarnish, but I can't say "never". Just use a good polishing cloth if it does tarnish. The ring comes with an anti-tarnish pad which should be kept with the ring when not being worn.