Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When I sit down to work, I mean business

My bench is where I craft all of the Ross Coin Rings.  Some of the hand-tools I use were designed by me and are used during certain proprietary steps of the crafting process. Here is a recent picture of me where I am checking the inside diameter of a finished ring with my dial calipers.

Sizing is important for a good fit, so I try to achieve the size ordered within a few thousandths of an inch.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Coin Ring from 1957 Franklin Half Dollar

This 1957 Franklin Half Dollar, containing 90% Silver, was made into a size 11 coin ring for a special custom order. The features of both the inside and outside of the coin are readily seen, and this ring should make a wonderful heirloom that may be handed down for many generations.

Friday, January 23, 2015

American Guild of Coin Ring Makers

I am a charter member and founder of the American Guild of Coin Ring Makers. Quite simply this guild is an organization of artisan/craftsmen with the same set of related interests and goals as they pertain to the making of rings from ordinary coinage.  This guild, AGCRM, is organized to maintain standards and to protect the interests of its members.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ross Coin Rings Logo

The new Ross Coin Rings logo is pictured here. It was designed to be unique with artistic flair and elegance. This logo is now featured as a part of not only this blog, but also my Ross Coin Rings website and my Ross Coin Rings Etsy Shop.

The logo serves as a symbol of the artistic craftsmanship and care that goes into every coin ring I produce.  I fabricate my coin rings the old fashioned way with flame, forging, my special hand tools and artistic input. Time and patience produces beauty.

Look for this logo when you consider purchasing a coin ring for yourself or as a gift - and you can be sure it will become a precious heirloom for many generations. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

1941 Washington Quarter Silver Coin Ring

 December 7, 1941... a day that will live in infamy. Although this particular US Quarter was a bit worn from all the years it was in circulation; still I felt it was quite worthy of becoming a unique coin ring. On that fateful day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack cost the US over 2300 brave souls, and will never be forgotten.

Imagine if this particular coin may have been carried by someone who actually survived the horrific attack. Certainly the date on this coin (1941), marks a very significant milestone in the history of the United States, and of World War II.

Now, as a coin ring, this 90% Silver Washington Quarter can be worn on your finger as a piece of history that can be handed down for generations to come.This coin ring is currently available for purchase from my Ross Coin Rings shop on Etsy.