Contour Ring Double (Acid Etch, 4-lines, 17mm, KA+DR)
Size Info / Don't Worry About Size
The patterns or motifs on this piece are created using acid etching. An item is painted with a resistant material and the motif is scratched into the surface by hand. The entire piece is then submerged in acid and the lines that were scratched away are eaten at by the acid and the surface that is painted is protected. The process is artisanal and imperfections should be expected and regarded as a unique characteristic to your specific piece.
Black Sterling is acheived by the oxidization of sterling silver. This blackened state will fade or scratch off over time but we will be happy to help teach you how to re-oxidize your pieces if you are interested (it is a very easy process). Additionally, please note that Black Sterling tends to look darker in photograph than in person.
This color is accomplished by burning the metal to the point that it releases its impurities and self colorizes. This patina occurs from within, no chemical was added to the surface.