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Ring with Sapphire by luthienancalime Ring with Sapphire by luthienancalime
This is the second ring i made on my course in settings. I've actually done this kind of setting before in a ring i ade in the spring:[link] But this time there was a lot less material around the stone, and I don't know if that helped or if I'd just got better. was a lot easier to set the stone this time. I'm actually thinking of making more of these. I think there's a lot of potential to this desigen. and it's easy and it's actually pretty. Although there's not much technique in it.
Well...anyway, I hope you like it.

3mm sterling silver thread and a 2,1mm sapphire
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Tuja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Wow, this ring is gorgeous!
I just have one question because I think I didn't understand it right.
So, this "wire" is a tube? So that you could "grap" (hope it is the right word) the stone?
If yes, how did you wrapping it? With sugar or sand in the tube?
We make bracelet like this...
luthienancalime Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I'll try to explain it. The ring is made from a 3 mm wire. At the end of this wire I drilled a hole. Then I made a slightly bigger hole, so it actually works like any other setting with a deep hole so there's room for the stone, and then a bigger but not very deep hole so that the stone has an edge to lie on. The difference from any other setting is that instead of adding material to close around the stone, the hole is made the pricise same depth as the stone so you can just push the existing material over the stone. It's called a gypsy or paved mounting.
I don't know if it helps. I's difficult to explain, cause I don't own a dictionary with these types of words...
Tuja Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Thanks, I think I understand.
But we always put material "over" the stone to fix it...^^. And this type of mounting like you did (smaller whole and a bigger one) we call "Zarge in Zarge" in German =).
But it is a very good solution for fixing a stone into a wire *g*.
Great work!
luthienancalime Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Okay, Thanks for giving me the German therm. I'm actually considering to apply for one of the German jewelry schools. I hear that they are really good....
Tuja Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Of which one do you think of? I think, one in Idar-Oberstein or Pforzheim. They have the REAL jewelry schools. The most schools just give you lessons one day per week and the rest you stay in the shop of your boss to work there...
luthienancalime Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
I've been told about the one in Pfortzheim. But someone also mentioned something about a school in München. I don't know yet. Pfortzheim is really really far from Denmark, but it also seems to be the best school. The trouble also is that I don't speek german too well...
Tuja Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Okay, I think the Chamber of Crafts in Pforzheim has a solution for the language-problem because I think that there are many people who don't come from Germany to study at the best jewelry school here.
I don't know anything about a school in München, but I wasn't interested in it, so...^^
I think there aren't any good jewelry schools near Denmark, but I think it's worth it to look for Berlin or Hamburg. Maybe there is something...
But in the most situations, the Chamber of Crafts is very friendly and helps people. And I think, in trade-jobs it is easier to understand things without speaking the language than in other jobs...;) There will be helpful people and you can also aks me if you want :)
luthienancalime Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. I'll just look more into it. Do you happen to know if the chamber of crafts got a website? I found this: [link] but I'm not sure if it's the right place.
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous! I love the setting, it is very unique. I've never seen a setting like this before. :D
ErrantDreams Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! I agree that there's a lot of potential in this. It's unusual and gorgeous!
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