Brown Triangular Ring
Brown Triangular Ring
For this design, I began cutting the cabochon from a large piece of natural stone, which I hand-polished to the highest shine this particular stone would permit. Then, I cut out the triangular outline of the ring’s base plate from a thick sheet of metal and stamped the back of it with my maker's mark. I hand-filed the edge to give it a smooth look. I measured the stone’s height as well as its perimeter to work on the setting. I sawed out a strip of metal to a length that, snugly, fit around the stone. I molded the exact shape of the stone with the strip and soldered it closed. I, then, soldered the setting onto the ring’s base plate. For the ring shank, I sawed out a wide strip of metal, according to the desired ring size. I hand-stamped it with a simple, yet pretty design that complemented the stone and overall design. I hand-filed both ends of the metal so that they fit, flushly, together and soldered the ring closed. Then, I hammered the ring shank against a steel mandrel in order to shape it and bring the ring to the desired size. I soldered the ring and setting together, while assuring that the setting was centered on the ring shank. I tumbled the piece, for a substantial amount of time, until the perfect amount of strength and additional shine was reached. In the next step, I applied a darkening solution to blacken the design and bring out its unique beauty. During this process, I blackened the entire piece so that the solution seeped into every nook and cranny. I, then, thoroughly hand-polished the ring, making sure to leave any crevices untouched so that the newly-darkened details stood out against the polished areas. Finally, I inserted the stone into its setting and, carefully, molded the metal tightly around the stone in order to secure it in place.
Although it is a lengthy and messy process, the beautiful results makes it all worthwhile. As seen in the photos, the simple details gives this piece a minimalist edge, yet boho flair that will, most definitely, make the perfect fashion statement.
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In order to show their maximum detail, all rings are photographed at close-up range. Therefore, they may seem larger than they actually are. Please refer to item description above for size details.