This would be funny if it weren't so freaking ridiculous. This ring is bronze. After trying to make the shibuichi ring with the sterling liner and failing, and then trying to solder two pieces of shibuichi together for a ring and failing, I found a little piece of 1/4 inch bronze scrap in my studio. Perfect for the commision I've been working on (and failing at). So I made a ring with it, took all of 15 minutes. Too big. Made this one. Perfect fit but not the best solder job. So I soldered it again (done it 100 times with sterling). I watched the ring PULL APART as I heated it. Crap. I wish it were funny.