Pieces of Eight Sterling Ring
Pieces of Eight Sterling Ring
Pieces of Eight Sterling Ring
Pieces of Eight Sterling Ring
Pieces of Eight Sterling Ring
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Pieces of Eight Sterling Ring

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Pieces of Eight Sterling Ring.  Pieces of Eight was an English name used as far back as the early 17th century.  One Spanish silver dollar was worth 8 Spanish reales.  And 8 of them equaled one gold doubloon.  Sometimes pieces of eight actually had grooves or perforations so it would be easier to cut them up to make change.  This one was cast through the lost wax process of making a mold of the original coin, and then casting it in any metal ...... in this case sterling silver.

The rings have been patina-ted with Liver of Sulpher, which darkens the silver and makes it look older, more antique.

Any of these can be tapped up by a jeweler with a ring mandrel.  Because they are all silver with no stones, these could be sized up larger by cutting and adding in a piece of silver.  PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE NOT OFFERING THIS SERVICE AT THIS TIME.  ALL RINGS ARE SIZED AND SOLD AS IS!

 

1 inch across the top of the dome, with a handmade sterling silver textured band.