CRUSHED is a silver band, shaped from plates of prismatic layers, and oxidized black.
It is made from the application of high heat to silver, the embrace of silicon, and dramatized surface decay - The outcome of the cognitive revolution, and the intention of mining and metallurgy.
One color option is available – a black patina accelerated from the loss of electrons amid a state induced by the reckless transfer of potassium sulfide compounds
Every patinated object will wear differently based on your behavior and skin pH to become individually yours.
We offer this ring in the following sizes:
Size US 6 = 16,5 mm
Size US 8 = 18,1 mm
Size US 9,5 = 19,4 mm
Measurement is taken from the ring band's internal diameter.
Our silver [Ag] is mined from the unflat Earth toward which we are pulled, and after manipulation, it is oxidized black.
Blackened silver comes from a surface decay effect from accelerating a natural process with a chemical treatment, affecting only the top layer of the metal.
Through time, friction, and your individual environment behavior, the black patina will increase or decrease.
Gradually, as the black wears, new details are revealed, based on the usage and individual’s skin pH.
In some situations, the oxidized finish can polish away - To re-black your silver, consult your jeweller.
Wear at will.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Shipping and Production
CRUSHED is produced in Paris, France, and shipped directly from the workshop it is made in, by courier.
This item is made to order with a lead time of up to 15 days.
We want you to choose carefully and make sure this is something you want.
Consider the environmental costs before changing your mind.
Usage & Care
Over time the black oxidation will wear, presenting a new patina based on the usage and individuals skin pH.
This can be re oxidized by a jeweller or with product.
This object, a crushed silver band, was originally made in 2011 in our studio in Iceland from silver sourced from within the earth for the Autumn and Winter 2012 collection:
CAST BY SHADOWS
By the tides,
By the waves
To update this item for the year 2023, it is now made in France by our partner OSS, an Argentinian workshop, from provincial silver, oxide inducing Sulphur, silicon molding, and human energy.
CRUSHED is formed by heating silver in a crucible to above 970 degrees Centigrade and pouring into a silicon mold.
Centrifugal force pushes the silver into all parts of the mold, whereafter it is removed, quenched, and finished by hand to prepare for oxidation and your love.
All the alkhemikal eforts that make a ring for the representation of character, visual semantic, and aesthetic illusion.
This ring was developed by folding layers of light absorbing foil over broken layers of shell in their transfer from exoskeleton to limestone, to make a maquette from which a cast was made.
A layered silver band, crushed and oxidized.
The design has not been altered from the original version - These new rings have been cast from the first samples.