Lately I’ve been in a “ring making” mood. For quite a few years, I’ve built up a small collection of various gemstones in different shapes, colors , sizes and prices, and there they are, hidden from the eyes of the world. I thought this was a real shame and have decided it was high time to set them in my jewelry
As these half prescious stones stand out in their beauty, I decided that what would give them a different appearance from regular stone rings would be their band design. For this purpose I chose a carved ring which I have designed beforehand, which I cast to a number of duplicates and soldered them to the Sterling Silver backs of my stone rings.
Here is the band ring photographed on the hands of a model accompanied with two thinner bands as a set of stacking rings:
The first Stone Ring is a large Oval Lapis Lazuli stone set in a Gold bezel on the large band shown above.
The second Silver Gemstone Ring is set with a beautiful Koroit Opal stone:
The third stone ring is a Silver Carnelian Gemstone ring
I believe that adding a simple silver band to these stones would make them look good too, but I somehow felt they would be even more special if I attached them to a different kind of band. Hope you will agree with me.
The three Stone rings are OOAK (One of a Kind) rings.
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One of my favorite translucent natural stones is Prehnite. When I found a large unusual square Prehnite cabochon I liked it mainly because even though the stone was cut, it seemed to retain a natural look. It looked like a mini magical natural pool with a rock emerging out to the surface.That was when I decided to set it in a Sterling Silver silver ring.
The ring is bulky and the surface, like the stone, is square. I hammered a wide strip of silver of 0.10 thickness, with a zigzag texture and soldered it to the bezel of the stone.
Ring Size:US 8.25. Due to the width of the band will fit a finger size 8
Width of the band: 18mm.
Size of the stone: 22mm X 22mm x 7mm
Prehnite is named after a Dutch colonel named H. Von Prehn, who had discovered Prehnite in 1774 at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Before him the gemstone was named “Cape Emerald”, as many Prehnite stones have an Emerald Green shade.
Prehnite is a rather strong crystal,and relatively resists scratches. It is composed of Aluminum, Calcium and Silicon . Some of the stones contain a small trace of iron.
At first Prehnite was considered a rare stone. For numerous years South Africa was known to be the only area in which it was found, but later it was discovered in the U.S.,Canada, Western Europe and India.
The shades of Prehnite range from pale yellow to brown.
Prehnite can be found in basaltic rocks, and in some metamorphic rocks as well. While pale green masses are found in Scotland, The Green-Brown rocks are found in Australia.
Hope you will like my ring as much as I do.
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