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aquamarine branch ring

by Nancy Nelson $70.00
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Natural Magic

This is an enchanted ring. Its sterling silver band is cast by jewelry artist Nancy Nelson from a handcrafted mold made from green twig found in the ancient woods of West Virginia. Rather than the hard formality of a cut stone, it holds a rough-hewn nugget of aquamarine. A gemstone long believed to promote good luck and harmony, it seems to have an otherworldly glow when it catches the light. Through Nelson's keen ingenuity and masterful craftsmanship, the ring looks perfectly timeless—as easily a relic of an ancient era as it is a glamorous contemporary accessory. Handmade in West Virginia.



Visit our blog to learn more about how Nancy Nelson uses found organic objects to create nature-inspired jewelry.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Click here to view Ring & Belt Sizing Chart.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21962
Made from
sterling silver, aquamarine
Measurements
Available in sizes 6, 7, and 8
Notes
Clean with a polishing cloth. Keep in an air tight bag to prevent tarnish when not wearing.
  • the maker
Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson believes that jewelry should evoke an emotion and tell a story for every wearer. Her passion for working with metals emerged while obtaining her BFA in Industrial Design. She enrolled in a metalsmithing class where she made her first sterling silver ring. After that point, she was hooked and continued developing her own unique style.

A beautiful blend of modern shapes and rustic forms can be seen in all of her designs. Nancy's works reflects a love for nature, where she finds inspiration in the beauty that surrounds us. "Every natural finding I have casted is discovered by me usually not too far from home in the rural countryside. Once I find that perfect object with beautiful shapes and texture, I bring it back to my studio and figure out how I can transform it into a simple, feminine and rustic chic piece of jewelry." Every one of Nancy's pieces is hand-assembled in her studio in West Virginia.

Visit our blog to learn more about how Nancy Nelson uses found organic objects to create nature-inspired jewelry.
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AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING
 
3.9

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (52)
  • Good quality (28)
  • Elegant (25)
  • Comfortable (22)
  • Polished (10)

Cons

  • Not true to size (10)
  • Poor workmanship (4)
  • Too delicate (4)
  • Unattractive (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (39)
  • Dates / night out (20)
  • Formal occasions (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (23), Stylish (23), Comfort-oriented (21), Modern (19), Career (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (57), No (26)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (23), Wife (17), Child (11), Other (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (18), Other (18), Christmas or hanukkah (16), Mother’s day (4)

Reviewed by 64 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

2nd Time is the charm?

By 

from Sacramento

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Delicate

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

This is a lovely and highly unique piece of work. Unfortunately the solder at the ends of the wire that runs through the stone breaks over time and you are apt to lose the stone. The last ring lasted 18 months but she had to have another. This one seems to be slightly of a more robust structure and the stone being quite different, bigger and more raw is a bonus. She loves this ring!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gorgeous

By 

from NH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Sparkles
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out

    Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

    I got this ring for my sister, for her 1st Mother's Day. She flipped--it's gorgeous!! She has been wearing it every day since then. She says it's her new favorite. Beautiful and delicate, and still not too much for everyday wear to work and such. I'm so glad I made this choice.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    1.0

    stone broke with an hour of opening the gift

    By 

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

    • Stone Broke In Half
    • Too Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Doing Nothing

    Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

    Within an hour of receiving this ring, the stone broke in half at the barrel. My mother wasn't doing anything that could account for this (didn't hit it on anything). I have a feeling that this is the weakness of this ring as the stone is rather fragile where it was drilled. I'm afraid that if I exchanged it, the same thing would happen. Very disappointed with this product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful Ring!

    By 

    from Michigan

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Polished
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

      I purchased the ring and it was true to the photo on the website. The stone was rough cut, which is so original, and offers up a little sparkle and translucence, which was great.
      The wire holding the r=stone to the ring is a little fragile though and it actually broke from the ring.
      I made an exchange with UncommonGoods and received the new ring. I have to say that the stone on the 1st ring was MUCH prettier and more like a true Aquamarine. The new stone is more of a solid color and is missing the translucence. Not quite as pretty as the original. I may try exchanging again. But overall I do love the ring.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good

      By 

      from Wooster Ohio

      About Me Classic, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Elegant
      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Night Out

        Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

        Gift for our daughter who is artsy and earthy. Perfect gift for her.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        nice but expensive

        By 

        from Sacramento CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Not True To Size

        Best Uses

          Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

          The ring is oversized. I ordered a size smaller than I normally wear (based on reading reviews) and it was still too big. The branch part doesn't really look much like a branch. The stone is a good size and the ring is unique but having to return it because of the sizing issue and after seeing the ring I felt it was really overpriced. I returned it. But, I must say, customer service was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely buy from this company again.

          Comment on this review

           
          1.0

          Very disappointed

          By 

          from NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

                The ring was dull and the stone was "gritty" and dirty looking -in the picture it appears polished. It is not. The silver was dirty. Was very disappointed. Sent it back.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Understated beauty

                By 

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Artsy, Career, Comfort-Oriented, Funky, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Elegant
                • Good Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Formal Occasions
                  • Night Out

                  Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

                  This is a lovely ring that is different from anything you will see elsewhere. Light on the finger, it has its own elegance. I will be wearing this often.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No, No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful Ring

                  By 

                  from Waltham, Massachusetts

                  About Me Modern, Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Elegant
                  • Good Quality
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

                    Comfortable and unique

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No, No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    "awesomeness"

                    By 

                    from Parson West Virginia

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AQUAMARINE BRANCH RING:

                        stunning, light and Airy.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Child
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Birthday

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                        Q and A

                        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                        57votes, 8 comments

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        We love that Nancy Nelson's design uses organic shapes rather than stiff lines and cut stones. What do you like best about this sterling silver and aquamarine ring?

                        Suzanne
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love this!

                        JoJo
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love

                        Erin
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        As a fellow West Virginian and an avid lover of the outdoors, I have to give this item an enthusiastic thumbs up. Just my style.

                        Malorie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I would totally wear this!

                        Bonnie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        lovely!

                        April
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        But this is ALREADY for sale: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/aquamarine-branch-ring

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        Good catch, April! The ring was accepted into our assortment, but we forgot to remove it from out community voting app. Our voters and buyers loved this piece so much, we just couldn't wait! It's now available for purchase.

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