About the piece:
The first piece of the Celestial Collection. Galileo is a delicate piece depicting Saturn and a star. A gap between the two elements creates definition and visual interest, and also allows it to be easily resized whenever you like. Saturn is generally accepted to represent meaning and structure, so it’s a great reminder to maintain our responsibilities and commitments.
Galileo is named after the famous astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei, who was the first person to observe Saturn’s incredible rings. His work was so influential in so many fields that he’s been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of the scientific method”, and the “father of modern science”. Galileo was a strong advocate for Heliocentrism – the idea that the Earth and planets revolve around the sun.
This was met with persecution by the Inquisition and Catholic Church, who declared that his ideas undermined Holy Scripture. They later declared him “vehemently suspect of heresy”, and threatened him with physical torture if he refused to denounce his ideas of heliocentrism. All of his previous and future works were banned, and he was placed under house arrest for the rest of his life, where he continued on with his works on kinematics and material properties. Galileo allegedly stated “and yet it moves” after hearing his sentence, referring to the Earth moving around the sun.
Galieleo 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.
All US Co. rings are made from 100% sustainably sourced precious metals. I personally guarantee the Sterling 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.
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 delicate design, which can be warped during resizing. That being said, it’s quite easy for you to readjust yourself simply by bending it open or closed. 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 Galileo to arrive as all Urban Sterling products are handcrafted and made to order. The ring you receive will be polished 935 Argentium Silver.