Sistema Ring (4-hole) in Acid Treated Silver
Solid silver ring with acid treatment.
The Sistema series is first family within Parts of Four. As a mode of creation it expresses the core principle of P/4 which is modularity. The "body" and "insert" are separate parts joined together with pins. This leaves endless possibilities for iteration of material and form combinations.
Acid silver is created from brass substrate, which is electroplated with silver and then dipped into acid to create the subtly destroyed surface. The concentration of the plating solution, air temperature and time in the acid bath all play integral roles in the final result and exist in a delicate balance. No two items are the same. The blackened exterior is designed to fade, polish, and even subtly change color with from contact with the body, producing a custom ring of one's own over time. The oxidized silver can be quickly returned to its original state with everyday household items, should the wearer desire.
Made by hand in France. All sizes not listed produced by request. Production lead time 4 weeks.