"Enrica" Black and Gold Crown button Ring
Just imagine how incredible it will feel to be wearing a button that was once worn on the military issued uniform belonging to a young Italian solider from WWI?
The stories this button could tell. Stories of tragedy and tales of remarkable bravery and human resilience. Doesn't it give you goose bumps?
This button does date back to the early 1900's, so it's well over 100 years old and makes it a genuine antique.
The front of the button is in remarkably good condition considering it's age. There are some slight marks on the black enamel. Unfortunately though, the back of these buttons did not fair so well. Usually I have an open back to the settings, but with this button, it was best to encase the entire button in the solid recycled sterling silver setting.
I have set this button in a low, plain bezel with a textured base. The oval front of the ring has been given a textured finished with a small hammer, as it just didn't look right being all shiny and new looking. The back of the oval has also been textured, so it's more of a satin finish than a high polish.
The band is nice and wide, measuring 10mm in width and 1mm in thickness.
The starkness of the black enamel with the gold crown, against the silver just make the button really stand out.
Now you have no excuses not to wear your crown everyday!
As with all my creations, this is a one of a kind, hand crafted using traditional Goldsmith techniques. I use recycled solid sterling silver, which is still 925 and still has the same value and properties as brand new sterling silver. Recycled just means I am doing my bit to lower the impact on our precious environment.
This ring is designed to be worn on any finger you fancy.
Size R 1/2 - UK, AUST, NZ
Size 9 - USA, CANADA
Size 59.5 - France.
Your jewellery journey begins with a piece of wearable history, hand crafted by Porsha Bella Jewellery.
*Please note, the buttons used in all of my creations are second hand, antique or vintage, therefore they will show signs of their previous lives. Some scratches, tiny dents, some enamel wear and even tarnishing. I cannot guarantee the quality or longevity of these buttons. In some cases there can be colour variations, and plating lift during the polishing process, this is unavoidable. I'm unable to refund or replace buttons that break or crack. Although I do put every button through rigorous testing to do my best to ensure their longevity.
Unlike costume jewellery, you can wear your Porsha Bella pieces whilst swimming, showering and washing. These activities won't damage or discolour the precious metals. I never take my jewellery off. However, you may need to polish your jewellery a little more frequently if you want that shiny, brand new look. If you treat your Porsha Bella creation, like the treasure of history it is, you should have an heirloom piece that will stand the test of time. If you have any concerns about how to care for this piece, then please reach out to me and I can help you with tips on getting a long and happy wear life out of it.