When I decided I wanted to try gold metalpoint drawing, I remembered that I have this old gold ring that my husband found many moons ago. It’s always been missing a stone and I planned on replacing it but never did as it would take a very big one. I plan on buying some 18 gage 23K gold wire soon and making a proper point but for now the ring worked pretty darn well. Most of the drawing is gold, I used the side of the band and some of the prongs on the top for detail but the fine detail is silverpoint. You can see the gold shining in the photo. The silver will eventually tarnish, darkening to a warm sepia color but as far as I understand, the gold will not.
This is small 4″x4″ but the process is painstaking, you build up the darks one layer at a time and so it took a good part of an afternoon.