Shibuichi Ring

$245.00
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The centerpiece of this ring is made of Shibuichi (pronounced she-bu-eechy), a traditional Japanese alloy of copper and silver which, for most of its history, was used to ornament various fittings for katana swords.  The word Shibuichi translates to "one fourth" and indicates the standard formulation of one part silver to three parts copper. The alloy that I use in my rings is hand poured by myself, and as such the ring will require a 3-4 week turnaround time. As each ring is handmade, and the process is not easily controlled, the ring you receive will have some slight variations from the ones shown.

Be aware that copper can turn your skin green, the green color results from an individual’s body chemistry at a particular time. Two people can wear the same ring and one person’s finger may turn green and the other’s may not. A person can wear a ring with copper one day with no green marks and the next day green marks might appear.

What does the green tell you? The green color means that your skin has become more acidic and has dissolved copper from the ring faster than the body can absorb it. This usually happens when we sweat, when we are stressed, or when we experience dietary changes.

All of my rings are made in my eco-friendly studio and use metals that are recycled. The silver that I use is tarnish resistant Sterling Silver.

SIZING- It is best to know the exact size of your ring finger(s) before ordering a ring. If you are unsure of your size you can order a plastic ring sizer here (USA customers only).

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