White Opal Ring

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White Opal Ring

from 45.00

For this design, I first cut out the circular 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 cut out a thick piece of metal wire, according to the desired ring size. I hand-filed both ends of the wire 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, texture it, and bring the ring to the desired size. I soldered the ring and setting together, while assuring that it was centered. I tumbled the piece, for a substantial amount of time, until the perfect amount of strength and additional shine was reached. Some hand-polishing brought it to an even higher level of shine, as polishing compound was used.  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 white opal stone makes this ring the perfect everyday wear.

STONE:

∙ glass

COLOR:

∙ white opal

METAL:

∙ brass / copper / sterling silver / gold-filled

RING SIZE:

∙ 4" - 12"

STONE SIZE:

∙ 7mm

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.

{ given the handcrafted nature of this ring, your creation may vary slightly from the ring pictured }

This item is custom-made, therefore non-refundable. I try my best to be accurate in my item descriptions. However, if I fail to do so, and your item is not as described, I will honor a return/refund.

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