Emerald green stunning 1 carat peridot stone in sterling silver in US size 6.5. Green certified silver was used in a lost wax process to create the only ring of its kind. Choose jewelry responsibly made- your choice has power. This ring was made by carving a design out of a wax block, making a plaster cast of the wax model, melting out the wax and filling the gap that is left using gravity to force the molten sterling into the gap. The molten sterling is created by melting down silver that is left over from my work. FREE SHIPPING Hand smithed jewelry of certified green silver made and Oregon sourced stones available now. Each piece is cut or cast, forged, hammered, set and polished by me. What does sustainable green silver mean in my jewelry? I start with fine silver which is the purest available -99.9% silver made with reclaimed/recycled metal or from third party certified, ethically mined metal. The company I purchase my bulk silver from recycles silver and gold from a variety of sources, has been doing this for 30 years and has won numerous environmental awards over the years. What does sustainable mean? It is a social pact with future generations. Sustainable means meeting our present needs without compromising the needs of our children.