mh000082Regular price $3,600.00 Save $-3,600.00
This 14kt gold ring by Michael Horse is definitely a show stopper! The ring is set with a natural Godber turquoise stone. The gold is tufa cast to create the bear paw and the band - more about tufa cast jewelry below. "Michael Horse" is engraved inside.
Tufa Jewelry: Tufa is a volcanic stone which can be as dense as chalk which has an organic texture. The first thing a jeweler does is examine a piece of tufa for any tiny fractures. If it looks good, the tufa is cut in half and, if there is a design, it is carved into the tufa. There is a pour hole carved into the top and several narrow vents carved into each side. The two pieces are then bound together tightly and molten silver or gold is poured through the hole at the top. If there are any microscopic cracks, the tufa explodes when the metal is poured in and the process has to begin again.