Tufa Cast Sterling Silver & Red Coral Butterfly Ring

By Cordell Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)

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A fanciful Butterfly ring is tufa cast from sterling silver, bringing a gift of transformation and beauty as it alights your finger. The tufa cast method of making jewelry involves cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, carving a sprue hole on top, then carefully carving out this insect design, where Cordell Pajarito poured in molten sterling silver. This is a ring size 8 1/2, while the butterfly station is about 1 3/8" long and 1 1/8" wide. Lovely cast details exist on the band as well as the butterfly's webbed wings. A gorgeous red coral cabochon represents the body. Hallmarked by the artist.