I’ve been making rings from coins for about four years now. It started as a hobby when I saw a picture of a coin ring online. I was fascinated with finding out how to make one and after lots of research I got some basic tools and gave it a go. I spent most of my free time trying to perfect the rings and lots of money on getting better tools.
When I showed the rings to friends and family they thought they were cool and said I should start selling them. In 2016 I set up my website www.celticcoincraft.com and have since made hundreds of rings and sent them to people all over the world.
I get requests for rings made from coins from specific countries and years and love the challenge of finding the coin and making a ring that is going to be really special to someone.
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Coins and what they look like after being made into rings
This is a 103-year old sterling silver British florin coin
First step is to punch a hole in the middle of the coin
I use a special tool to remove sharp edges from the punched hole
I heat the coin several times during the process to keep the silver workable
A metal cone is pressed into the hole in the coin to start to form the ring
The splines on this ring-stretcher machine expand when the handle is pushed
After the ring-stretcher the ring is nearly the right shape
The wide side of the ring is compressed in a die to even it up
I soak the ring in a liver of sulfur solution to create a patina on the ring
The patina helps the details stand out. I remove most of it with a buffer block
The finished ring
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