calculating the material variance with the following example. Crown Jewelry produced 1,200 rings during March. The standard cost of each ounce of gold used in a ring is $325 per ounce. The standard quantity of material for each ring is a half ounce of gold per ring. The cost of gold purchased and used in March was $224,000 at $350 per ounce. Calculate the material price variance and the material quantity variance, indicating whether these variances are favorable or unfavorable. Be sure to include your calculations.