This tricky commissioned piece was a compliment to an existing engagement ring. The challenge was to make a wedding ring that would match a bypass ring band, as opposed to a normal round band.
The first step was to make a wax model that wrapped around on opposite sides of the existing ring. My solution was to make a bar at the base to hold the two pieces together. The ring was then cast, using the lost wax process, then pave set with small round diamonds. Challenge met!
Opals – A kaleidoscope of colors!
Opals, the birthstone for October, can be worn any time of the year. This sterling silver pinky ring (size 4 3/4) has two hands clasping a lively 5.5mm Fire Opal heart between them for everlasting protection. This ancient traditional design from the British Isles, the claudaugh, brings the power of years of tradition to it’s symbolism. Priced at $90 (Item R-55).
This unusual oval piece called Stone Canyon Agate has pink, white and bits of yellow colors in a natural pattern plucked straight from the desert. It is set in sterling sliver and has a band with a soldered wavy design on top. Priced at $125.
Sterling silver and colored gemstones go so well together. In this stylish ring, I have bezel set five different colored, genuine, 973mm faceted stones. Yellow citrine, orange garnet, pink sapphire, blue topaz and blue Ceylon sapphire. Priced at $250.
Black onyx goes with any outfit. The contrast of this 19×14 oval stone with the beautiful white metal of sterling silver, is very powerful. On the band, I’ve fused small silver balls, and hammered them with a delicate pattern. Priced at $110.
This beautiful 23x16mm oval red dinosaur bone stone is fossilized ancient history. It’s set in a sterling silver bezel with a wavy style shank. Priced at $110.