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raw pyrite branch ring

by Nancy Nelson $78.00 SALE - $59.99
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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.

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Handmade
Item ID
24509
Made from
silver, pyrite
Measurements
Available in sizes 6, 7, and 8
Notes
Clean with a polishing cloth.
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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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RAW PYRITE BRANCH RING
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Excellent!

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from Seattle, WA

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Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions

    Comments about RAW PYRITE BRANCH RING:

    It looks as nice in person as in the picture! It is also comfortable and doesn't slip off.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Different and striking

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    from Chicago

    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Sharp edges

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out

    Comments about RAW PYRITE BRANCH RING:

    I am always on the lookout for different-looking sterling jewelry, and this ring immediately caught my eye. It fits great and I love the band. The stone itself is square and tends to get caught on things (we still have to wear gloves in the Midwest during this endless winter), but it is smooth and does not actually have any jagged edges - no snagging clothing. I found a pyrite necklace at a local store and I love that I have a necklace/ring set. This is a very unique piece and I am wearing it a lot. I really want to give it 5 stars but it is a ring that you have to be a little careful with because the stone sits up high. Otherwise it is very well made and I expect it to last a lifetime.

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    • No, No
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    • Self
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