Our Venice Ring is adorned with viti, the Italian word for "vine". The Venice Ring is presented to you in generous amounts of sterling silver created with an electroform process giving it a beautiful puffy and shiny look without the added weight; measuring approximately 15mm at the widest point in front and tapering down to 5mm in the back for a comfortable fit. We've captured the beauty of an emerging vine and all things made new in our Venice Ring.
*Due to the wide band nature of this ring, it will feel about 1/2 size smaller. For example, a size 7 will feel like a 6.5 although it measures 7 on the ring stick. Please take this into consideration when ordering.
Metal: .925 Sterling Silver
Finish: High Polish
Part of the appeal of handcrafted sterling silver jewelry includes slight variations and irregularities in silversmith work. These variations are not to be considered defects, but rather the silversmiths signature. No two are exactly alike.
*You'll notice three small areas (as shown in photo) in the band which are purposely created in the electroform process and are not to be considered defects.
What is electroforming?
Electroforming is a highly specialized process of metal part fabrication using electrodeposition in a plating bath over a base form. Electroforming is the formation of a layer of sterling silver over a mold. This method allows the creation of beautifully designed sterling silver earrings, rings, bangles and necklaces with stunning detail in any shape or size without the heavy weight and cost that is typical to conventional solid sterling silver.
The electroforming process is when the mold is put into a tub of charged sterling silver. Over a 10-12 hour process, the sterling electrically forms (i.e. electroform) itself to the mold. Then the piece is removed and handcrafted to include more detail, oxidation is also done to create depth.
Electroformed sterling silver jewelry can be identified by being light in weight, bulky looking, and if you look very closely you'll see tiny holes left so the mold can be removed after the design has been processed.