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Silver Element of Magic Ring by SilverSlinger Silver Element of Magic Ring by SilverSlinger
One of a Kind
Sold at the 2012 Canterlot Charity auction for $290.00. The money went towards the Kiki's Treatment Fund.

The auction can be watched here: [link]

Hereís a ring version of Twilight Sparkle's beautiful Element of Magic crown hand crafted from sterling silver sheet and wire, with 9 simulant blue zircons secured in place with crystal cement. Transparent red enameling was used in the 'magic symbol' center piece at the top of the crown. It's an open shank ring, so it can fit a finger from size 7 to 8.

This ring was made specifically for Tara Strong's charity auction at Canterlot Gardens. Her auction is for the Kiki's Treatment Fund

I'm sure there will be a few inquires about the design of this ring compared to TwilightĎs actual Element of Magic crown. Let me see if I can answer a few of them before they are asked:

Why is it silver and not gold like the original? I had three choices that made sense when I was deciding what metal to use when making this ring: Gold, silver, or brass. Gold is over $1,700 an ounce right now, so it was out of the question. Brass is similar in color to gold, so it would be a perfect substitute. However, itís also a pretty cheap material and I didnít want to go cheap. So I chose silver. It may be the wrong color, but itís affordable, and still a precious metal.
The blue stones in the original crown are all oval, and not faceted. I had to work with what I could get ^^; Keep in mind this is a ring. Itís blown up quite a bit in the picture, but in reality itís quite small, and my sources only cut oval shapes as small as 5x3mm, which is the size of the center stone. And cabochons are hard to get your hands on in tiny sizes.
Why did you use enameling instead of an actual stone for the center piece? A stone that shape is impossible to find. I couldíve had one custom cut, but times a factor considering Canterlot Gardens is just two weeks away.

As I said before, this hand made piece is one of a kind. However, I have been toying around with the idea of making a cast version of this to sell to the public. It will be a limited design, maybe 5 rings max. But when itís available Iíll let everyone know.

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:iconmadness-made-fresh:
Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Love it.
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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Owlwishes-Oak Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I know this might be private, but the way you make your rings are beautiful. How do you make them?

You don't have to be descriptive. Just how did you learn to make them and all. :love: 
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
My father taught me the basics, and I pretty much learned the rest on my own :D
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Aqua-Wish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How much would this be on commission if you had the center stone custom cut?
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know of a stone cutter in Denver who I'm guessing might charge around $400 - $500 to cut a stone that shape.  Then there's my work involved as well.
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Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely and detailed work! The color of the faux jewels complement the silver band, and the "faceting" details on the red enamel look great. I wish I had more practice making something like that… :clap:
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :D
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DiamondDrawing Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! Its just perfect, and the silver looks very pretty so don't worry about it.
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DracoWolf0-0 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im making a realistic movie post of mlp, may i use this in my photo? full credit for you of course
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure!
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DracoWolf0-0 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :3
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOAAAAAAA!!!!

And - 290 dollars!? Crazy!
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes :D
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just...wow. I could NEVER pay that much for a ring!
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deltasworder1x Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I'd rock this so hard.
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:iconsilverslinger:
SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it :D
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:iconshizui:
Shizui Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
OMFG IT'S SO FUCKING PERFECT!!!!! I LOVE IT!!! I want it...all of them! <333 XD
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it! Thanks :D
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Shizui Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
No prob.! You're welcome! XD
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Bad-Kitty-Girl1067 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is beautiful!!

too bad I have small fingers TT.TT At least my class ring fits though
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much :D
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Bad-Kitty-Girl1067 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome (:
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Your-One-Only-Love Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would TOTALLY pay you materials and labor for a custom-ish Rarity ring.
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can do it :D My commissions are still open at the moment, but I only have two spots left...And I'm certain it's soon to be one.
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Your-One-Only-Love Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D:
I don't have the money right now. I totally wasn't even expecting a reply!
BUUUUUTTTTT
I shall keep your name on my list so that I can eventually get that ring~
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The-LoneKnight Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This is a beautiful, very eye-catching piece! I'm glad it did well at Canterlot Gardens!
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much :D I'm also glad. It went to a great cause.
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Fluttershy2626 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
:O ME WANT
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it :D
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greenjackspeaks Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
shiiiiiiiinyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD
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SymzTew Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
This piece is beautiful!
AND it went to a good cause?
This is what our fandom is about.
I commend you, Fellow Brony.
RESPECT. :iconbrohoofplz:
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much :D I showed this piece to Tara after I got her autograph, and she was so impressed! Between this and another piece, I made about $700 for the Kiki's Treatment fund. It's a far cry from the final goal, but I'm glad I was able to help somehow.
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SymzTew Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh, My! That must have been an awesome experience!

That's very amazing of you.
Everypony can talk about helping a cause
But actually DOING it is quite another thing. :)
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was truly amazing :D

I'll be donating to Equestria LA's charity auction next. That takes place November 3rd if I recall correctly. I believe it'll be livestreamed!
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LegendofHearts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Artist
This. Is. EPIIIIIIIIIIIIIC!!
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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LegendofHearts Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Artist
You're welcome! :tighthug:
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blueberrypuppy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*La Gasp*
..so awesome ^.^
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much :D Glad you like it!
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tails21 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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LayleFlower Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Writer
Good gosh. O_o How on earth did you make this? If you used soldering for it, you did a pretty damn perfect job of it. This thing looks professional grade.
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! It's entirely hand made...And I'd say there are about 12 solder joints or so. Torch control is one thing my father and a couple of my other teachers told me I'm an expert at.
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LayleFlower Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Writer
Alright, I am insanely jealous of your skill. Did you take classes on jewelry making or something related?
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
My dad taught me the basics, another jeweler taught me a few tricks on how to repair jewelry. The rest is all self taught.
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Dinayra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Wonderful!
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SilverSlinger Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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riaru Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   General Artist
Oh my.

I NEED THIS.
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