Industrial look sterling silver rings, cuffs and bangles

by EmpressFelicity

Do you love sterling silver jewelry, but want something that makes a statement and isn't remotely "girly"? Read on - here are some ideas for you

Are you a woman who loves to wear sterling silver jewellery, but find that anything too girly or delicate leaves you cold?  Do your tastes lean rather towards pieces that are stark, modernistic and even a bit brutal?  Well, this could be the page for you.  Statement rings and bangles/cuffs are big news right now, so if you want to buy into this trend but make it your very own, then why not go for something with an industrial or even futuristic feel to it?  There's a range of options, from the crushed soda can look to rings that look like nails. All the ones shown here are made from sterling silver.

Crushed cans - the crinkled look

Sterling silver pieces look best IMO when they've got a bit of depth and texture to them, combined with oxidation to add impact. 

Sabrina Silver's oxidized crinkled band ring is a massive 15 mm wide and looks a little bit like a crushed drinks can, but in an extremely good way! Being such a wide band it's worth getting a size larger than you normally take, and as well as the size 7 shown in the capsule you'll be pleased to hear that this particular ring also comes in sizes 6 and 8 - 14 at the time of writing. The availability of larger sizes means that it could make a great gift for the man in your life too.

Sterling Silver Oxidized Crinkled Band, 9/16" (15mm) wide, size 7

Sabrina Silver. Hand-crafted from solid sterling silver. The quality of this piece of jewelry is Outstanding and comes with a very good weight. Sizes are available from 6 to 14, ...

Only $40.44
Recycled Silver Collection Wave Ring

A classic Southwestern design, this ring is both elegant and contemporary, and is the kind of piece you'll wear all the time. A stepped surface adds texture, and the waves ...

If you want a ring that's a bit narrower and more restrained, try Earth Friendly's recycled silver wave ring - as the name suggests, there's more of an oceanic watery look to it, rather than a "crushed drinks can" feel.

Wrinkled Unique Antiqued Crushed Can Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

Individually crafted, no two are exactly alike. The silver has been folded or scrunched up upon itself and resembles a crushed can. Matching rings are also available. Crafted ...

Only $98.0
Sterling Silver Wrinkled Cuff Bangle Bracelet 29.2 mm (1 1/8 in.) Wide

This is a Hand Made Sterling Silver 1 1/8 inch (28mm) wide Cuff Bangle that Looks Crinkled. Excellent quality very well made with a nice solid feel, antiqued finish to show ...

Only $149.76

Cool threads

Threads of silver layered on top of an oxidised and/or textured base also has a very industrial feel to it. For example, try Silver Messages' sterling silver ring, which consists of a half inch wide oxidised silver band overlaid with silver threads plated in rose and yellow gold. The contrast between the golds and the oxidised silver underneath is quite striking.

Along similar lines (but without the gold plating), Skye Sterling's silver cuff bracelet is half an inch wide and has sterling silver threads layered on top of an oxidised silver background to give a layered, textured effect.

Oxidized Sterling Silver Ring, 14K Yellow/Rose Gold Plated Bands, 1/2 inch

Oxidized Sterling Silver Ring, 14K Yellow/Rose Gold Plated Bands

Artisan Crafted Oxidized Sterling Silver Threads Cuff Bracelet

The sterling silver threads on the top of this bracelet create a unique layered effect paired with the oxidized surface of this cuff


If I had a hammer…

The adjustable sterling silver crucifix nail ring shown here has a strong religious symbolism but if you're not religious, it's also great for the industrial look! (And the goth look too, if that's what you're into.)

Crucifix Nail Oxidized Sterling Silver Adjustable Ring - Small

A nail for your finger for a reminder of what was through His wrist. Oxidized sterling silver adjustable ring approx sizes 5 to 8


The one shown fits a size 5 - 8 but there's another version which is designed for sizes 8 - 14, which could therefore make a fab gift for the man in your life. You could even buy one each for the his 'n' hers look!

© KitschKat November 2010

Updated: 12/03/2011, EmpressFelicity
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