Green Man Ring with Gem Chrysoprase in Sterling Silver Size 7
This highly detailed "Green Man" face (see reference below) has been pressed from a large solid ball of sterling silver. It has some nice weight to it! It is soldered to 21 gauge sterling sheet. Beneath it is a deep green gem chrysoprase set in a smooth bezel, with decorative doodads that have been hand pressed, hand stamped and hand cut are soldered around the set stones. Soldered to a channeled size 7 sterling silver ring band. The entire ring is oxidized with liver of sulphur & polished to accentuate the highlights and bring dimension to the piece.
"The Green Man is believed to symbolise the cycle of life, death and re-birth. The symbol of Godhood within the male and its relationship with the transcendent life force our Goddess, the female expression of divinity. He is a Pagan symbol who heralds Spring after a long winter and the renewal of lush vegetation."
The pendant in the last photo can be found here: