Riorita Handmade Jewelry Designs

Design of handcrafted Jewelry in Silver and Gold with and without stones
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Ancient style Rosette with Large Moonstone and Garnets

  • March 5, 2012 10:18 AM

I handcrafted this large  pendant necklace for fun, after viewing the images in a book about European jewelry from about the 15th and 16th centuries, and I suddenly felt the urge to try doing something, in my own version, and give it a somewhat more modern appearance. I hope I succeeded.

Riorita Silver Moonstone and Garnet pendant necklace


It is created of two flower shaped silver plates, one on top of the other, with a dividing space 0f 3mm between the lower and upper parts.  I soldered a cylinder of 1.2cm diameter through the two plates, to keep them together in their centers.

Around the Moonstone there are four small silver flowers with Cabochon Garnets on them.
I added a thick chain to the pendant.

Metal used: 925 Sterling Silver
The Base silver plate: 0.7mm thick Diam. 2″
The upper plate:  o.7mm thick Diam. 1.70″
Size of the Moonstone: 1.5 cm
Size of each garnet: 4mm each
Total length of the necklace: 60cm

Right now it is not in my Etsy shop.

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My New Ancient Judaean Coin Ring

  • January 6, 2012 10:45 PM

Christmas sales have ended and a new year has begun….. Did you hear my sigh of relief?

As a matter of fact, Christmas sales were fun. Customers were ordering handmade jewelry gifts and I worked for many long hours to finish orders and ship them in time before Christmas. Thinking about it, it was rather enjoyable really, But there was no time to design  and create some new stuff

Now it is a fresh new year, and it is time to create new jewelry items. I decided to begin with a One of a Kind ancient coin ring. I searched my box of coins and found an authentic ancient “prutah” copper coin which I have purchased from a certified coin seller not very long ago . The coin is 0.7″ (22mm) across and was struck between the years  66-70AD during the first Judaean revolt against the Roman conquerors.

I set this coin in a sterling silver ring which I designed for this purpose. The image on the coin is  of a vine leaf which is a symbol of happiness. The ring size is 6.90.

The official sterling silver sign and my personal signature are stamped on the inside of the ring.


Riorita -  Ancient Judaean Coin Ring

Riorita on Etsy - Back of Ancient Judaean Coin ring

Riorita on Etsy - Back of Ancient Judaean Coin ring


As I love setting my coins in my jewelry items, I set them mainly  in necklaces and rings. They will all be One of a Kind items, as they are all authentic coins, and no two ancient coins are the very same.

Certificate of authenticity of the coin will be attached.

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A Happy New Year to you all!