Saturday, December 27, 2014

Coin Ring from Susan B Anthony Clad Dollar

When crafting a coin ring from the Susan B Anthony dollar coin, I find it to be one of the more unique dollar coins minted in the US. The border around the outside of the rest of the engraving is unlike any other coin, and this alone sets off the beauty of this particular coin.

In order to preserve the details both inside and out, I use a special technique when shaping and forming my coin rings. My process takes just a little longer, but it is very important to me that I produce a true double-sided coin ring that will be admired by not only the owner, but also those that merely see it on the wearer. This particular coin ring I did in a size 7.5.

When it comes to crafting a true artistic piece of jewelry, time is not the main concern with me. My goal is to produce a beautiful double-sided coin ring that will make a statement for generations to come.

This coin ring, and others are all available from my shop on Etsy. Click on this link to navigate to it, and thanks for your interest. You can also see my work at Ross Coin Rings.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bicentennial Half Dollar Coin Ring

 As I annealed and formed this Kennedy Bicentennial Half Dollar into a beautiful coin ring, I could not help but admire the engraving of the original coin. A true double-sided coin ring, where the details of the original coin remain visible both inside and outside the coin is unique today. Only a scant few coin ring makers know how to create a real double-sided artistic piece. This 1776-1976 US Kennedy Half Dollar is a size 10, and would make a great gift for the man who appreciates a unique coin ring specimen. This ring is currently available from my Etsy shop, as well as several others.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Not All Coin Rings Crafted the Same

When shopping for a beautiful custom made coin ring, be sure to evaluate and choose the coin ring craftsman with care. Not all coin rings are made the same. Some are hurriedly folded over a simple slanted side mandrel and end up looking more like a Cone-Ring than an elegant coin ring.
Essentially, the maker stopped the forming process before it was completed. Perhaps they were in a hurry to polish it up and get it sold.

It takes extra time, some special hand tools and a unique technique in order to actually create a coin ring that is not only eye-catching, but also a thing of beauty.
When you purchase a Ross Coin Ring, you can be sure you are getting a coin ring that reflects hours of artistic effort - not only in crafting each item, but also in perfecting an old-school technique that uses no short-cuts or automated machinery.