purple heart, ebony in rings??

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Forum topic by Scrappys_Squirt posted 06-11-2009 04:39 AM 976 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2009 04:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ring purple heart

I want to make some rings with ebony and purple heart, but I’m not sure how good the purple heart will do for outside bands, will it chip or ding up really bad.

Is there anyone who has used purple heart in a ring that can let me know how it works as ring material especially on the outside??


-- Amanda

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 05:31 AM

haven’t used it for a ring, but it is course grained like oak. I wouldn’t expect it to be very good compared to ebony.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 05:51 AM

It will be great! You’ll be smoothing over the edges so they shouldn’t chip. As far as dinging goes, purple heart is very dense. I say no worries.

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 07:17 AM

Thats good to hear I was kinda wondering thanks

-- Amanda

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