I started by cutting a small chunk off the block of ebony that I had.
I used a drill press to make a hole in the ring and then started to file the ring into the correct size to fit my finger.
Finally it fit. YAY!
Then I just started filing and sanding until I had a shape that I liked.
Once I figured out where I was going to add the silver, I carved a groove a little off center on the top of the ring.
Then I inserted the oxidized silver piece and polished up the ebony to bring out the rich dark color of the wood. All finished!
And here is the finished product next to the chunk of wood it was originally cut from. It took me about 4 hours (give or take) and the entire ring was done with hand tools, except for the drilling of the hole. It was fun to make and I definitely learned a few things for next time! Well worth the time and effort spent!