Modern Lab Ruby Mountain Brooch
Modern brooch made from sterling silver and a lab grown ruby, textured with a hammer and punches.
This brooch was purely experimental. I cut a 1.25" x 1.25" (3 cm x 3cm) piece of silver and took my hammer and punches to it. The texturing looks like a mountain ridge or a tree root - you decide what you see. The ruby is a 6 mm lab grown ruby. The silver is thin gauge and lightweight - it will not pull on your favorite scarf. I do not suggest a fine woven material with this pin - a looser woven scarf or shawl would be better. I oxidized the pin and then used fine steel wool to take some of it off. I love the finish this created.
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