I thought I would add this step by step process of how I made this square ring. I know it isn't truly square, but that is what I call it.
To begin with, I anneal some silver square wire. the black on this wire is just the remnants of heating it up to 900 plus degrees under a flame.
Once the silver is annealed (softened), it is wrapped around a mandrel (a cylinder) so that it is roughly the correct ring size.
1) The silver has been cut at a length that gives the correct ring size. You can see that i have neatened up the edges so that they form a tight fit.
2) The ring has now been soldered, afterwhich it was put in a pickle solution which removes the tarnish and flux which builds up during the soldering.
3) I marked out the ring into quarters. I used a marker pen so that you could see the reference points I was using. I then started to file a curve onto each outside quarter of the ring.
4) I have now progressed the filing. in this picture you can see three of the four outside edges have been filed to give the ring a symmetrical look.
Here is the finished ring.
I continued filing the ring, until it was very symmetrical and I had the correct dimensions on all the edges and corners.
This was then sanded with fine sandpaper and eventually polished to this high polished finish.
The ring was made to just under the required ring size. After it has been polished, it is given its final sizing adjustment, ready for the lucky new owner.
I hope you like this ring, you can order your very own by visiting my etsy shop. chrisparry.etsy.com