Copper, Sterling Silver (925/1000)
Embossed Animal-head Rings - Prototypes

Index Prototypes - Estimated Prices:
Copper $NZ 290 (estimate)
Sterling Silver $NZ 300 (estimate)

This pure copper ring has a 10mm band which has been embossed and chased with animal faces - a style popular during the early Medieval period. Copper is the first metal known to be worked by humans by melting and casting, and its use for tools, weapons, and ornament during the Copper Age (c. 1850-1650 BCE) marked the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.

Wearers can enjoy the newly polished reddish-gold sheen of copper, or await the patina conferred by age. 5.94 gms.

Note: the raised diamond shape could be replaced with a gem-stone.
The same style of ring in Sterling Silver. The band is 15mm wide at the top, narrowing to 11mm at the back. 5.15 gms.

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