14g copper wire forged and soldered make this sweet little midi or pinky ring. The moment the first one was finished I declared it my new favorite! I prefer not to use any more chemicals than necessary in my process. I have a great appreciation for the way copper changes naturally. I do seal my jewelry with wax, but the wax will wear off with time and use. This may cause variations in color and oxidation in areas where the copper touches your skin. If you would like your ring sealed to lessen the chance of oxidation please let me know. Sealing requires considerable drying time and will increase turnaround time. Please remember that each piece is made to order, and hand made, so the ring you receive will not be the exact one pictured. Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks for made to order items.