Wednesday, June 14, 2017

14k Rings - Aquamarine and Montana Sapphire

Here are a few recent ring projects, I was delayed by playing with Legos for a while.....

Aquamarine and gold
Montana Sapphire and gold

Montana Sapphires and gold

I was trying for a sort of Byzantine or Roman look.  I think I got close.

Construction Pictures to follow.

This is a slug of gold sawn in half so that I can make the double rings for the Aquamarine.  That way I get two of the same dimensions.

Figuring out which stones to play with.

This is the ring with the green stone.  I am about to solder in the setting.  I made the setting with a forming set.
The stone was in a pendant marked "gold" in Arabic.  I melted the necklace to make the ring and will recycle the setting as well.  I will just cut off the bail, remove the stone and solder the setting in the gap above.