Post # 1
a bit of background: I did my degree in Jewellery and Metalwork but I never did any stone setting. I now teach Design and Technology in a high shool. Anyway, I’ve been worried about damaging my engagement ring at work so I decided to make a stand in ring for when I’m there. I bought a basic, palladium cast ring from my local jewellers suppliers and they had a sale on loose moissonite so I picked up a cushion cut (4.5mm) so all I needed to do was resize it, set the stone and polish. It is my first attempt at prong setting so even though I can see the claws are a bit clunky, I’m quite pleased and thought I would share!
Post # 2
Wow your ring is beautiful! Great job, that is one special talent to have!
Post # 3
JewelSmith: I think it’s beautiful! You did a fantastic job, and your new ring looks beautiful on you. I didn’t think the prongs looked “clunky” at all. I like how they emphasize the shape of your beautiful center stone.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia
That is awesome. I’ve done a little bit of jewellery making but not as advanced as that. I’m jealous! It looks great you did awesome. Maybe you’ll become the resident bee jeweller 🙂
Post # 5
Thank you! It was quite a fun thing to do. I’d never seen palladium or moissanite in real life before either so that was interesting. I didn’t realise how dark palladium is, almost like a steel grey or a light hematite and I’m quite bemused by the moissanite – the rainbow effect is fascinating and I can’t get over how it appears different colours in different lights, sometimes very similar white to my diamond ring but in other lights almost green or blue or yellowish. I was expecting it to be tinted but didn’t realise it would change so much!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
Impressive! Love your stand in!
Post # 7
wow…amazing! I wish I could do stuff like that…I would probably have 100 rings by now! LOL