About the Piece:
“There is something moon-soaked
and dawn-flavoured about her.
Something kissed by the wild
and loved by lightning.
She, the Goddess of storm hunting
and wolves and moonlight magic.
She, the queen of the forest,
of womanhood more brutal than tragic.”
– Unknown artist.
Artemis is a flat band featuring a reversible design in collaboration with Paranjal K. One side is engraved with a moon and stars, and the other with another crescent moon pierced by arrows. The elements are tied together by a continuous flowing line, that not only follows the outside of the ring but also carries onto the inside. On the inside of the piece “Artemis” is engraved, as well as the Urban Sterling hallmark and metal certification.
This piece is named after and inspired by Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, the movement of the moon, wilderness, and wild animals. Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and was one of the most venerated deities of ancient Greece, and is known also by “She of the Wild” or “The Mistress of Animals”. Naturally, as a goddess of the hunt, Artemis is often represented by a bow and arrows, but also by the movement of the moon across the sky, as she is said to ride on the moon to various places. Hence the dynamic line tying the two sides of the piece together. One side features the moon with arrows, representing Artemis riding the moon to a hunt, and the other side shows the moon with stars around it, representing Artemis riding the moon away.
Artemis is forged from 935 Argentium Silver using techniques dating back over 6,000 years. Each piece is made to order and handcrafted by me. The ring comes with a certificate of authenticity in a wax-sealed envelope so you know it’s the real deal.
Made to Order:
Do you really want a ring off some dusty shelf in a stock cupboard? I know I don’t. That’s why I ensure all Urban Sterling products are made to order, just for you. Here’s how I run things: when I see that you’ve just placed an order, I immediately notify my casting house in Sydney so they can get your ring started ASAP. Within a week the raw-cast will arrive at my studio, where I’ll start work on it. After I cut, sand, buff, emery, polish, and clean it by hand, it gets placed into a box with your order number in it. I pack the documentation for the piece into an envelope, sign the certificate of authenticity, and wax seal it shut. Then it goes from my studio straight to your home (or nearby post office knowing AusPost). My jewellery is made to reflect your personality and go with you everywhere, so it just wouldn’t feel right keeping it in a plastic bag in a dark cupboard.
All US Co. rings are made from 100% sustainably sourced precious metals. I personally guarantee the Argentium silver I use does not cause, support or benefit unlawful conflict, or contribute to human rights abuses or breaches of international law. You can read more about Urban Sterling ethical practices here. As well as on the Argentium website here.
I produce rings using US sizing because it just makes more sense. Please make sure you have the correct size since it is very difficult to resize a ring like this due to the substantial design, which can be warped during resizing. I’ve provided some sizing charts here for your convenience. Also note you can order using “Buy now, size later” and I’ll express post you a ring sizer free of charge! Usually this sizer will arrive the next business day. After you’ve found your perfect size, simply DM me on Instagram or send me an email ([email protected]) and I’ll get it immediately into production.
Every Urban Sterling ring is covered by my lifetime warranty guarantee. Your piece will be free from scratches, chips, tarnish, poor finishing, manufacturing faults and breaks, in other words it’ll be perfect. Note that some of my rings may have very slight distressing incorporated into the design, as is typical for handmade products. I personally make every ring by hand and check them thoroughly so it’s unlikely you’ll ever need this warranty, but it’s there for your peace of mind. Also! If you manage to scratch / chip the ring yourself, I offer a free restoration service in-house.
After your order is placed expect to wait around 1-2 weeks for your Artemis to arrive as all Urban Sterling products are handcrafted and made to order. The ring you receive will be polished 935 Argentium Silver