Lithium Ring

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Lithium is the third lightest element with the atomic number of 3. It is an alkaline metal that is silver in color but turns a silvery gray when exposed to the air.

There simply are not enough rings out there that are made to appeal to chemists. This is part of a series of rings dedicated to scientists-- who are every bit as fashionable as the rest of us.

This is a size 9. It is an 1 1/8" tall by about 1/2" in diameter. It is made of sterling silver, brass, and has a hematite cab on top. The brass "electrons" spin freely.

viman57 -, ShanaCreative, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Lunasa Designs 105 months ago | reply

    This is so cool!!
    It looks very ancient and mysterious - like it holds some secret document...

  2. duckduckpodworkstuff 105 months ago | reply

    fabulousness.
    one of the best things I've seen recently; I so wish I could afford it!

  3. malodora 105 months ago | reply

    Excellent concept. Wonderful ring.

  4. Scott Schreiber Jewelry Design 105 months ago | reply

    Very nice, Chuck! I like it very much! When you say 'spin freely'.....does that indicate an installed ball bearing?

    Let's hear it for those fashionable scientists! (Vinyl shirt protectors not withstanding!)

  5. ShanaCreative 105 months ago | reply

    I am far from a scientist, but this still appeals to me on so many levels! Great design!

  6. *M-C1* 105 months ago | reply

    Lovely work. Scientists are people too so adorn them with jewels.

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  7. kimz VisionQuest 105 months ago | reply

    BRILLIANT!!!! even tho i hated chemistry, i love this. LOVE!

  8. LAnge Est Là 105 months ago | reply

    This is a very cool piece ! Do the 3 arms swirl freely ? Are they more attracted to the + or the - as you can tell, I'm no scientist ;o) Oh, and is the gold color gold ?
    o:-)

  9. Secret Lentil 105 months ago | reply

    LOVE. love love.

  10. downtothewiredesigns 105 months ago | reply

    Wow-- what a great response to this ring! Thanks, everyone.

    The three arms do swirl but not on a ball bearing. They are more like spokes on a wheel and that wheel turns on an axle. The balls at the end of each arm are brass ball bearings.

    I wanted this ring to be like an atom with the idea that the bearings would be the electrons. I was fortunate that lithium is the third element-- it would have been much harder to pull this off with a gas. The plus and minus were happy accidents. I added those dots to make the band more distinct from a similar ring currently listed in my shop but was unsure what else to do with them. They did not exactly fit the ring. When I realized the third element was lithium, the solution was obvious. Everything just fit together really nicely on this ring.

  11. 2Roses Jewelry 105 months ago | reply

    What a fun design. We'd be playing with it constantly.

  12. Blind Spot Jewellery 105 months ago | reply

    This is fantastic!!

  13. www.duriedesign.com 105 months ago | reply

    Cool. Love the screw yokes.

  14. Chase Hoffman 105 months ago | reply

    I like the tag "scienists are fashionable".

  15. Carrie Hittel 105 months ago | reply

    That is AWESOME!!!!! I need to see the rest of those rings! Congrats on Explore!

  16. seattlerayhutch45 104 months ago | reply

    Magnificent minimalism! Great work!

  17. downtothewiredesigns 104 months ago | reply

    Thanks, glad that you like it. I have always been a big proponent of "less is more".

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