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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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Owlwishes-Oak Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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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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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