HOW IT WORKS

1. — Crying is the shedding of tears (or welling of tears in the eyes) in response to an emotional state, pain or a physical irritation of the eye. Tears can be caused by grief, pain and heavy emotions but exceptional tenderness and loveliness can feel heartbreaking too. Our tears tell us something. A deeply personal story. Once you let me know you want to eternalize your story by placing an order, 

I will send you a tear bottle.

3. —

Send the tear bottle to:

Studio Merle Bergers (adress will be send with the tearkit). To continue, I will need to know the diameter of your ring size.The ring will be custom made to the size of your finger and the size and shape of your tearstone in a 3d programme.

 

After this the file will be sent to a specialized producer where a wax model of your ring will be 3d printed. After this, the ring will be hand-casted in silver, solid 14k or 18k gold and polished to get this beautiful fluid-like shine.

2. —
A silicone watertight stopper invites you to collect your tears. In the bottle is a little ball that needs to be covered in the fluid. It helps to shift the bottle to an angle. After crying, give the bottle some time to release the warmth of your tears and put the stopper back on tightly.

4. — When I receive your collected tears I will proceed to carefully transform them into the tear- stone using a high temperature oven in my studio in Utrecht. The tiny ball in the bottle is made out of a material that will soak up a bit of the liquid and subsequently hold some of the minerals.

The minerals will melt when red and transform into a beautiful glaze. 

I will set your tearstone with deep respect, attention and care. After this I will package the ring nicely and send it to you by registered mail.