Green Tourmaline ring
Wendy approached me after seeing a few statement rings from my Rugged collection. She really liked the style and asked if I could make one with a shaded green Tourmaline. I’m always up for a gemstone challenge and after some chasing around I managed to find these gorgeous shaded green Tourmalines from one of my many stone suppliers.
The commissioning process
We set about selecting the stone for Wendy’s ring and decided on the band style etc. and then I got going making the ring for her. You can see some of the various steps we went through; choosing stone, seeing what that stone would look like and the size of it once on the finger.
The making of the ring
The photos also show making of the ring band (above right), which I make by fusing silver dust and scrap to flat stock, which I then use to make the band. Then making the bezel for the stone (below), and if you’re eagle eyed you will see that the setting I made isn’t the one that went on the ring… Yes, you’re right! Sometimes I get so excited making a new piece that I forget to make sure I’m making what we agreed on! 🙂 Seriously, I cut off the bezel around and then had to re-make it with the little ledge, as we had agreed. Then you can see the ring ready to have its stone set, and finally the finished ring in all its glory!
I was very pleased with how the ring turned out, but of course what matters the most is what the client thinks. Luckily for me Wendy loved it!
“I have always loved jewellery, rings in particular. This coupled with being arty myself means I can be difficult to please. Please take this into account when I say this ring is beautiful and made by Carin to the highest standard! I would recommend her to anyone. Her patience while we chose just the right stone for my pinickity taste was also much appreciated. Thank you Carin ?”
Commission your own!
I love nothing more than making one of a kind jewellery to the exact specification of a client. If this is something you’d like me to do for you, then I would love to work with you. Just get in touch to start the process, or ask any questions you might have about it.