10 rings in 10 weeks
I’m hoping my project “10 rings in 10 weeks” is going to allow me to play and encourage my creativity as well as give me a chance to learn some new skills and work on projects that I’ve been wanting to for a long time, but not got around to. Follow my journey from the first to the 10th ring!
I will launch a new ring every Friday; in my newsletter and on social media. My loyal subscribers will always get a little early access, so if you’d like to be one of the first to see each ring, sign up to my newsletter, sign-up form below.
All the rings will be for sale on my website and will come in a special gift box to treat yourself or someone you care for.
Here we go; ring number 4!
Ring 4: Uvarovite ring in silver and gold with kyanite
This ring is a bit special to me! Firstly I used a stone I’ve never worked with before; Uvarovite…. Bit of a mouthful! It has a vibrant green sugar crystal style surface and I think it looks fabulous! I added in a vibrant blue kyanite with some beautiful striations inside the gem. I wanted to use more gold in this ring, so I decided to top the setting for the kyanite with 18ct gold and I also laminated the shank with gold. This is a way of giving the piece an air of luxe with gold but keeps cost down as the bulk of the ring is made from recycled sterling silver. I gave the silver a deep black patina and kept it that way. Normally I would rub back to reveal high spots, but as there aren’t any here and I wanted the black to contrast against the colourful stones, I kept it. I’m loving the result! Here’s a shot of the components on my bench before the ring was completed.
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