My sister is awesome. Ok, now that that's out of the way here's why she is awesome.
Here's how the sand looked sanded down into a ring. Due to many different factors, including my inability to realize after 100 times of trying that a ring of this weight and size, with this small of a band, just cannot exist, this ring had to be sacrificed to the jewelry gods... but not without a picture first. More sandy treasures to follow!