Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Alexandrite - 14k

This is one I made for my wife.....

This stone can display different colors in different lighting situations due the internal structure of the crystals that make up the gem

Construction pictures:
A large slug of 14k Gold

Cut into three pieces.

lots of cutting...

Yellow Sapphire - 14k

Yellow on Yellow

 Yellow Sapphire set in 14k Gold
Yes, sapphires come in many colors.   Also, nearly colorless.

Construction pictures:

First, a hammered texture ring shank. 

The little dot is where I plan to drill.

Drill Drill Drill.  This is not a drill.

Blue Sapphires - 14k

This is a simplistic and very old style of ring
Twin blue sapphires terminating a spiral of forged 14k gold

Construction Pictures:
Scrap Gold

after a lot of melting, annealing and rolling....

The long piece in the center here will become the ring shank

Creating a cup shape to accept the bezel settings.  
The tape is to minimize scratches if (or when) I slip with the flex shaft.