(Closed) turn a rock into a ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

That is a cute idea but the longevity of it will depend on what type of rock it is.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think that’s really sweet! I’m not a jeweler, but I’m pretty certain cutting and polishing could be fairly expensive. Your best bet may be to find a local artist or Etsy to see if anyone can do that for you or at least give you an idea of cost. Another thing to keep in mind is that the rock may look ok on the outside, but may have a fissure on the inside and/or fall apart when cutting it. That being said, an option you may want to consider is leaving the rock as-is and doing a bezel mount or wire/chain wrap on it and turning it into a pendant instead.   

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I do wire wrap rings and frequently wrap stones, marbles, buttons, anything that looks cute.  However, I’m not sure this is what you’re looking to do.

Maybe take the rock to a jeweler and see if they can create some sort of cage setting for the rock?  This way, if you hit the ring against something the cage will take most of the impact instead of the rock.  It’ll increase the longevity of the ring.  Hope this helps!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmmm…I’ve never heard of this but it’s interesting. Have you tried Googling it?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have had a rock turned into a necklace… the jewler just  put kind of a top on it that had claws that kinda grasped the rock (and went into the rock) and then a chain was put through the loop on the top. I have no idea how hard it would be to do a ring….. sounds like a cool idea!!

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