Raw Pyrite Branch Ring

Cast from a twig and holding a nugget of pyrite, this eye-catching ring is brimming with woodland appeal.
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Nancy Nelson

$78.00 $49.99

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All that Glitters

This ring is the motherlode of sophisticated charm. 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 iron pyrite. In modern times, pyrite's deep golden luster earned it the nickname "fool's gold," but many cultures have long believed that it promotes abundance and positive energy. 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.


Made in West Virginia

Nancy Nelson

created by

Nancy Nelson

Consider Nancy Nelson a nature talent scout. “I usually discover the items I cast not too far from home,” she says of the woods surrounding her West Virginia studio. “Once I find that perfect object with beautiful shapes and texture, I figure out how I can transform it into a chic piece.”

 Her passion for working with metals emerged while obtaining her BFA in industrial design. After enrolling in a metalsmithing class where she made her first sterling silver ring, she was hooked and continued developing her own unique style. Modern shapes and rustic forms reflect her belief that jewelry should evoke an emotion and tell a story for every wearer.


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silver, pyrite
Available in sizes 6, 7, and 8
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Clean with a polishing cloth.
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