I love 18k gold. A length of one foot of this lovely material is first forged, then wound to wrap around the finger many times without beginning or end. The metal finds its way differently each time, and thus no two rings are the same.
The white gold I use is unusual. It is called ‘palladium white gold’. It is a much more superior alloy, as palladium is a highly pure metal; alloyed with pure gold, it creates a gorgeous dark precious metal, which looks a bit more like platinum than commercial white gold. It is a highly valuable metal, which does not have to be rhodium plated again and again like commercial white gold. I only work in 18k.
Even though it is incredibly durable and strong, 18k Palladium white gold is very malleable – it loves being forged, and thus lends itself to the forging technique I use. I appreciate its density and colour very much – it is very contemporary. Best of all, it is hypo-alleregenic, as it does not contain nickel.
You can read more about the materials I use and their sources in the Materials section of my website.
This ring generally has 5 loops, but that can vary, depending on how much the metal was forged, and the size of the ring. Average width is 10mm (ca. 3/8″)
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