Cobalt and Light Blue Stabilized Banksia Pod Ring

Cobalt and Light Blue Stabilized Banksia Pod Ring

395.00

This is a Banksia seed pod ring with a cobalt exterior. You can indicate a custom color for the stabilizing resin.

Current ship date for this Cobalt and Light Blue Stabilized Banksia Pod Ring is 5-6 weeks.

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Banksia is a tree that grows in Southwestern Australia.  The seed pod of the tree is somewhat like a pinecone in size, shape, and composition.  For woodworking applications, the various voids where the seeds used to reside are commonly stabilized with acrylic.  Stabilization is a massively underrated and important part of woodworking, especially in the world of small wood turnings.  For this ring, which is available in green, blue, and grey acrylic, I have leveraged one of the foremost wood stabilizing experts in the world to create this beautiful, multi-dimensional, shimmering acrylic fill.  You will not find a better quality banksia anywhere. 


The outer portion of this ring is made of Cobalt - the most scratch resistant and shatterproof material I offer. Like titanium it is hypoallergenic and biocompatible. However, in many circumstances under which your Titanium ring might scratch, Cobalt will not. It is an alloy that is identical to Platinum in color, but it is an order of magnitude stronger. Cobalt offers nearly the scratch resistance of Tungsten Carbide, but unlike Tungsten, Cobalt will not shatter if dropped.


The ring pictured is a satin finish, but a polished finish is also available. The ring is also a flat profile (vs. a domed profile), which can also be changed. Just add the details you like at checkout. 

Sizing

I highly recommend going to a jewelry counter to determine your size, even if you believe you already know your size. "Do it yourself" ring sizing methods (string, etc.) should absolutely not be trusted. Be sure to be measured using the width you plan to order.


NOTE ON WIDTH:
The minimum width for this style is 5mm. The maximum is 8mm.
Recommended width is calculated in this way: Size 5 is 5mm wide. Width increases .5mm per size above that. So:

Size 5- 5mm
Size 6- 5.5mm
Size 7- 6mm
Size 8- 6.5mm
Size 9- 7mm
Size 10- 7.5mm
Size 11+ - 8mm


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Cobalt lined wood rings can be adjusted up or down about 1/4 size (by removing or adding finish to the interior). Every ring is made to the exact size provided. An error in sizing that exceeds the margin provided above will necessitate a completely new ring. REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE. BE 100% SURE OF YOUR ACCURATE AND CORRECT SIZE BEFORE ORDERING.

Each ring is given multiple coats of a hybrid epoxy finish, which is completely water-proof and soap proof. This protective coating is sanded up to 12,000 grit for an unbelievable, glass-like finish.

Shipping

All rings will ship via USPS Priority. Learn more about my shipping policy and international shipping.