- 1 year ago
I’ve been entertaining myself during quarantine with a new ring design. I had this snowflake idea for several months, and I was looking through snow, frost, and snowflake images even before starting on my ravens & roses ring. So, I knew this would have to be my next project. I hadn’t planned on working on it this soon, but COVID and quarantine happened. I guess all the time spent sitting around and searching additional snowflake images helped the design click into place for me, although it feels a little strange designing a snow-themed ring as the weather is beginning to warm up for Spring and Summer — ha, ha! (It did snow at my house on Thursday, though. So … maybe it was a sign?)
This is the stone for this project. It is a blue zircon, about 5.2ct equivalent and 9.8mm x 6mm deep. It has a medium fine blue coloring, very slightly included (not visible to me), and low heat treatment.
Indoors, indirect natural light:
Outside, indirect natural light:
Hand shot, also indoors with indirect natural light:
This is the first CAD image from David Klass. I think I’m going to call her Yuki.
I didn’t have many changes to the design from the first set of CADs. I was already in love with the basket, and I love the little, dotted “frost flowers” along the sides of the stone and spilling down along the prongs. The changes I asked for were: (1) bring the main snowflakes at the top and bottom of the stone slightly onto the top of the stone; (2) bring the scrolling vines/leaves farther down the band; (3) add a scattering of small snowflakes down the band, mixed with the scrolling; and (4) make sure the main snowflakes at the top and bottom of the stone didn’t stick out too far from the setting. I was afraid they might catch on things.
So yesterday was my birthday (yay! sort of … because I’m old. LOL). And DK sent back the second and final set of CADs. It was like a little extra birthday gift. He added in a comparison of the snowflake ring next to my ravens ring. Overall, I told him I wanted to base many of the elements of this ring on my raven ring. The comparison reassured me that the central snowflakes will not stick out too far or catch on things. As you can see, the roses on the CAD seem to stick way out, but, in real life, they do not stick out much at all. I wear Edgarda (ravens & roses) on my RH index finger, and I have yet to catch the ring on anything.