how is the bone collected - slaughterhouse, natural death etc?
ITEM#: 11868165This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Add a unique touch to your style with a handmade piece of jewelry from Indonesia. This beautiful ring is inspired by the face of the moon and is crafted of sterling silver and cow bone.
- Serene face of the moon inspires captivating design of this ring by Buana
- Expertly carved cow bone moon highlights ornate sterling silver ring
- Jewelry made from .925 rating silver
- Band measures 3 mm wide
- Measures 16.5 mm in diameter
Story Behind the Art:
Buana learned to craft silver jewelry, from very basic skills like sanding, polishing and making plates to very advanced techniques. 'I am thankful to God for giving me such a great gift so I can make a living for my family. Not much, perhaps, but enough for our simple way of life,' he says.
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|Dimensions||16.5 mm Diam|
|Materials||Sterling silver and cow bone|
|Band Width||3-4 mm|
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Arrived in a nice sturdy fabric covered box & I was amazed at the craftsmanship of this ring! The 'cow bone' face was beautifully carved w/clear features & the silver band is delicately designed, but the band itself is very heavy and strong making this a 'long term' piece of jewelry. SIZE IS TRUE. My only regret is the 'bone' face was very white, (but I'm sure they bleach the bone?) ... however ... the white face of the moon did compliment the heavy silver setting. I have a small hand & my size 6 ring was not overbearing for my size. Buy this ring! You will get many many compliments!Read More
It took a longer time to get this ring, and the size runs small: My middle finger is 8, I ordered 8, and it fits my size 7 finger ---- BUT IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!! When you look at the "moon" face, it is one of serenity! Very beautiful. Just order the next size up! And don't be impatient about delivery. It's coming from overseas.Read More
I love this ring and purchased the matching sun face pendant which I wear a lot during the summer. The ring is a bit on the small size so I don't get to wear it as often as I like. It's hard to find a silversmith in my area to size it. The craftmanship is beyond excellent and have now made it a standard to check worldstock for all unusual types of jewelry.Read More
I purchased this ring for myself. I found the face to be very calming and peaceful and who can't use some calmness and peacefulness in their lives? My almost 20 year old daughter and a friend like it enough that I purchased 2 more! The quality and craftmanship is wonderful. I would recommend this ring to anyone that thinks they may like it...Read More
I came across this ring just browsing Novica jewelry and it immediately caught my eye. It was the perfect gift to a very close friend for her birthday, it is so fitting for her style and I thought she'd love a little reminder of serenity whenever she wears it and now she has it on every day! I loved it so much I got one for myself as well :) It is very good quality and the face of the moon is lovely, very serene and calming. Like other reviewers, I get compliments on it pretty much every time I wear it. I found it fits true to size, as does my friend who received it as a gift. So happy with my purchase!Read More
This ring is so lovely I cannot lessen it's rating despite my disappointment that it arrived packaged in a plastic baggy and not in the ring box as described. That says a great deal for I am a believer that presentation is everything!! I purchased this ring based solely on its popularity and number of excellent reviews. Its not the type of jewelry I typically wear or buy. I am so pleased that I took the time to see what so many others had to say!! Its absolutely beautiful and so unique. The face is just so lovely!! Each time I look at it I love it more! Not only is it pleasing to the eye but the feel of it is exquisite!! The most comfortable ring I have ever had on my hand. I bought two planning to give as gifts , however I am thinking of keeping one for myself!!Read More
Absolutely love the moon ring. The value if product was worth it. It's probably one of my favorite rings.Read More
I wanted something different for my jewelry collection and I don't have to go much farther with this purchase. I love both the ring and earrings I purchased. I can wear them casual or dressed up.Read More
This is such a delicately detailed ring. It is a stunning piece of work. True to size.Read More
This carved ring gets lots of attention. Even my jeweler thought it was very unique. The silver work is flawless and the bone carving gives me pleasure just looking at it.Read More
Questions & Answers
Hello clydesluggo, the artisan obtains the cow bone from a supplier, who obtains the bone from cattle processing companies. Which is to say, no cows are sacrificed in order to make the jewelry--the bone is a secondary by-product from cows raised for other purposes. have a great day!
I am a true size 8 in rings but depending on the ring I can even go to a size 9. If I buy this ring will the size 8 be too small? Normally I would get a nine to be sure but there is nothing past the size 8 in this ring being offered... what should I do?
Hello msholly52, This ring should be true size 8. Have a great day!
I bought this for my wife ordering her correct ring size and it fit fine. If you are an 8 go with the 8.
it is a true 8 with no extra allowance. I took mine to jewler locally and am very happy it is beautiful
My ring size is 6 1/2 but I must choose 6 or 7. Which way should I go--bigger or smaller??
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