Surfite Jewelry, Recycled Surfboard Resin Ring: A sterling silver mermaid's tail wraps around your finger and features the ultimate in eco friendly faux gemstones, SURFITE! Choose your own one of a kind glistening little 8mm jewel for the centerpiece of your ring to make it undeniably yours! It's the perfect eco chic gift and a unique way to upcycle and help save the planet.
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Make a splash. Wear HappyGoLicky Surfite. It's adventure, solidified.
>>> The model is wearing rings that are already sold so please SELECT from the AVAILABLE surfite cabochons in the DROP DOWN MENU that are shown in the last photo. FYI, these sell quickly so please check back with us regularly for updated options. <<<
>>> This listing is for ONE Mermaid's Tail Surfite Ring. Other jewelry on the model is shown for stacking inspiration and can also be purchased here separately. See links below. You MUST select your 8mm surfite stone from the photo and drop down menu.
NOTE: We do not consider these rings to be adjustable. Manipulating them without proper jeweler's tools can cause damage.
What is SURFITE? "Surfite" or "Surf Stone" is a byproduct of the creation of surf boards. During the 'glassing' process a thick layer of fibgerglass cloth is laid over a foam board blank. A heavy coat of epoxy resin is poured to saturate the top and what doesn't soak into the cloth spills over the edges and dries into layers on the floor. These hardened layers of resin eventually accumulate and need to be chipped up and removed to make space to work. These chunks, sadly, are most often thrown away as 'waste.'
We found that we could recycle these jagged colorful fragments and create meaningful expressive jewelry. So, we have chosen to support these surfboard makers and buy their refuse that was destined for the dump which also helps protect the environment. Double whammy! The resin is sliced with lapidary tools, grinded and shaped into cabochons, and polished to a high gloss. But, this is extremely tedious work since studio debris also falls into the mix, like tape, dirt, sawdust, and even stir sticks, so much time is spent inspecting and sorting the raw material.
The resulting "surfite" faux gemstones are super shiny little candies that can be colored vividly like tropical fruit or offer an array more gently hued like an Earthtoned landscape. Some layers will be thicker, while others that formed as giant icicles down the side of the glassing table will be stretched thinner. The striations are random, always exciting, and never the same. Each surfite gem is special and unique, making our jewelry pieces truly captivating one of a kinds!
Caring for your surfite jewelry: Just like a surfboard surfite is extremely durable but not indestructible and may show signs of wear and tear in time so consider dings you gain along the way proof of your adventurous spirit. Enjoy the journey, scratches can easily be buffed back to a high shine. Your piece may have tiny pits from trapped air bubbles, which is indicative of genuine surfite. We do not use any sealer polish, so we guarantee your surfite to be pure resin only- the high gloss sheen comes solely from old fashioned elbow grease. Each piece is created by hand one at at time.
*** While we do our best to portray colors accurately due to lighting and different computer monitors please expect some variance. All are beautiful.
Your HappyGoLicky ring will arrive in a kraft jewelry box with gift card. USPS tracking info will be emailed upon shipping. Please watch its progression until it reaches you safely.