Reticulated Wide-Band Sterling Silver Ring- Oxidized- Custom Made


Shipping to United States: Free

About this ring:

•Made to order in your size (ring in photos is sold and is used for example purposes only)
•Hand-built from 12 mm wide reticulated sterling silver
•Oxidized and sealed with archival wax
•You always get to see photos of your completed ring before it ships

About Oxidized Silver:

•The ring has been oxidized to a deep, inky gray/black, and was then sealed with several layers of archival wax. The oxidization is a surface treatment/patina. Although it is sealed by the wax, it will wear in areas, creating a richer patina as the ring ages. These rings can be reoxidized by me, by another jeweler, or by you, should you decide you would like to touch-up the darkness.

•The rate at which the oxidization changes/patinas is dependent upon manufactures, including where, care, and body chemistry.

•If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your ring morphing in time, then oxidization is not a good choice for you.

About Reticulation:

Reticulation is a metalworking process which creates an unpredictable, dramatic, and deep texture. It is done by repeatedly heating the metal to the point where the surface becomes molten and begins to flow. Then, the metal is quickly cooled, and re-heated. This process can occur up to ten or more times before the desired effect is achieved.

Please note that the seam area on this ring is apparent- because the texture is so deep and organic, there is no way to ensure a perfectly matched texture on both sides of the band. The seam, in my view, is a complimentary texture to that of the reticulated surface.

I begin these ring by reticulating a thick, 10mm wide strip of sterling silver. Once I am happy with the way the reticulation looked, I forge the strip into a band. Please note that the seam area on this ring is apparent- because the texture is so deep and organic, there is no way to ensure a perfectly matched texture on both sides of the band. The seam, in my view, is a complimentary texture to that of the reticulated surface.

I am also able to create these rings in narrower or broader widths of sterling silver. I have reticulated gold as well- please get in touch for a quote on your desired band width, size, and karat of gold.

Please ensure that you include your true, not-adjusted ring size in the 'notes to seller' during check-out. Do not size up for a wider band, or your ring will be about half of a size too large for you.

Please note: The ring in the photos is sold- your ring will be custom-made for you upon ordering. Please ensure that you have read my current production time in my shop announcement- generally, production runs a minimum of eight weeks. If you would like this ring sooner, rush orders are often possible- please contact me with your need-by date prior to ordering.

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at to discuss design possibilities.

Sizing details

If you are unsure of your ring size, the best way to be sized accurately is by visiting two commercial jewelers. Please ensure they size you using their thin sizing tools- not the wide band sizing tools, nor by having you try on rings from their display.

If any questions arise around being properly sized, I am always happy to help- contact me through the shop, or at

Gift wrapping and packaging

I don’t provide a gift wrapping service. Rings and earrings ship in jewelry boxes that are hot foil stamped with the Specimental logo.

If the person for whom you are purchasing the piece shares your address, please be aware of the following: International export law dictates that the detailed contents of packages, and their value, be clearly marked on the outside of the package. This means that if they see the package before you do, they can easily tell what they are being gifted with.

Need secrecy for this delivery? The very best option is to have your package held for you at your closest Fed Ex store- if you are unsure of its location, I'm happy to help.

What about repairs and upkeep of your new jewelry- how does Specimental provide ongoing customer support?

Our hands are busy objects, and any ring worn on a finger can become accidentally damaged. All rings need regular maintenance. Make sure you are buying your raw diamond ring from a jeweler with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure your stone stays put. Ask them about their warranty and their repair/upkeep policy. Look at how frequently they work with raw diamonds, and assess whether they have the technical experience to create a ring that will last your lifetime.
I stand behind each piece of jewellery I make. If something goes wrong with your ring, at any time- you slam your finger in a drawer and crush the band, you break a prong, you smash and crack your stone- you can count on me to support you with the repair.

Recycled Gold

My gold is all recycled- the metal plant I purchase it from has been in business for over 100 years. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment.

There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. There is also no difference as far as the karat of the metals go- 18k recycled gold is exactly the same in constitution as 18k newly mined gold. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.

Can Specimental reuse my old stones and recycle my gold?

I can use your heirloom stones in a new design. The stones must be pulled from their settings and checked for stability by a professional jeweler prior to shipping them to me. I cannot recycle your gold. I am not set up to smelt gold in the studio, so am not able to melt down your old gold pieces for you.

Rush Orders

My current production times are listed in my shop announcement. If you need something more quickly, please get in touch via the shop, or at

Depending upon my work and family schedule, I am happy to accommodate your rush orders. There is no additional charge for a rush order. However, please do get in touch prior to ordering to discuss your deadline with me.

Can I order a ring with a different stone, wider band, different texture, or in a different colour/karat of gold?

Yes! All of my pieces are completely hand fabricated in the studio by me, from raw materials. I am able to create any of my designs with any stone, in any composition. In short, you can have your ring absolutely any way you like it. Contact me through the shop, or via to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.

Why buy your raw diamond ring from Specimental?

A raw diamond is an exceptionally difficult stone to set properly. Their unique shape means that a custom setting needs to be fabricated for each and every stone. The way in which the setting is closed around the diamond must be approached in a very particular fashion.

I began setting these stones into my rings in 2009, when only a small handful of jewelers were working with this type of stone. As the appeal of raw diamonds has exploded, countless numbers of jewelers are now incorporating them into their designs. I have set thousands of raw diamonds into my pieces since then. Please check out my client feedback, as a testament to my workmanship and design skills:

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