This sterling silver ring features a flat, highly polished design with comfortable and substantial (1mm thick) styling.
Formed from extruded tubing made with the exclusive FusionForged® method of extrusion, this ring offers an incredibly fine-grained microstructure. Manufactured with simultaneous application of heat, pressure and force, each ring is virtually free of porosity so that it is incredibly strong and takes a brilliant finish.
In most cases, this ring can be safely sized up or down two whole ring sizes.
2016 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.382
How To Enlarge Rings Safely
Sizing rings is among the most common tasks a jeweler is called on to perform. To protect yourself and the jewelry piece, check for weak points in the metal that may break if stresses. Cast rings may be subject to damage if stretched on ring-stretching equipment--especially where porosity exists. One alternative for safely enlarging cast rings (particularly if you need to enlarge them more than one size) is to use a roller-type ring enlarger.
• When sizing a ring, check to see if there is an existing solder joint already in the shank. Solder Prints joint detector is an easy way to do this. If there is a joint, this will be a natural weak point, and can snap if stretched.
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