Final Fantasy 8 Squall Griever Ring in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This is a handmade ring I created from a request from a fellow fan, and is based on Squall Leonhart's from Final Fantasy 8. The ring in the image was carved in wax that I've been working on that was then cast in sterling silver. The top is 12 mm wide, and the design at it's thickest is 4 mm high, but hollowed out underneath. The shank is 7mm wide and 2mm thick. The dimensions might shrink a bit between now and once the ring is cast. And it can be made in any size from size 6 to 16. You have a choice of .925 sterling silver or antique bronze.
I made this design from a request from a fellow fan, and is this was the result. The ring in the image was carved in wax that I've been working on that was then cast in sterling silver. The design is based on the Sleeping Lion, also known as Griever, motif, a signature of Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy 8. Squall also wears a ring featuring a profile of Griever's head along with a wing along its side. Rinoa Heartilly expresses interest in this ring and ends up possessing it, wearing it next to her own ring through a chain around her neck. Eventually Squall allows her to keep it.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
Bronze is an alloy that consists of a mixture of approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. Producing bronze is a less toxic process than producing brass as brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and the manufacturing process often produces zinc oxide which is toxic.
Because bronze contains copper, it can turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. Bronze and copper turn your skin green because when the copper reacts with your sweat and the acids from your skin, it produces copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin. If you are prone to sweating, your bronze jewelry will definitely turn your skin green. This chemical reaction can also be prevented by painting any part of the jewelry that comes in contact with your skin with clear nail polish or clear acrylic enamel.
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