About the Piece:
Mycelium (noun) : the mass of interwoven filamentous hyphae that forms especially the vegetative portion of a fungus and is often submerged in another body; soil, organic matter, or the tissue of a host.
Mycelium is a circular signet ring featuring a decomposing skull with fungi growing out of it. This piece marks the beginning of the Abyssal Collection and symbolises decay and the cycle of life. Mycelium is mildly distressed across the face of the signet to produce a worn and battered look, appropriate for the subject matter of decay.
Mycelium is forged from 940 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.
I ship all pieces in sustainably sourced, ultra-premium buckram cardboard packaging. Perfect for a an exceptional gift for yourself or someone else. I don’t include a physical invoice with the shipment, so you can simply hand the recipient the entire package for an awesome unboxing experience. Each order comes with:
- Certificate of authenticity, signed by the founder and wax sealed. The exact number of your piece is provided.
- Silver care guide
- Silver polishing cloth
- Business card
- Premium buckram box + gift bag for rings.
- Ring sizer with chain orders.
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 flat face, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Mycelium to arrive as all Urban Sterling products are handcrafted and made to order. The ring you receive will be polished 940 Argentium Silver.
The large jump between prices for a size 10.5 and 11 is due to 11+ not being in the size range for the original mould. Instead of making these sizes unavailable, I’ve decided to custom make them on request for a higher price to reflect the much more expensive production process.
Keep in mind that if you order with the “Buy now, size later.” feature and you find your size is larger than an 11, you’ll need to pay the extra $55 for the custom made version. I’ll give you a free engraving inside for the trouble though!