Handmade Stone Set Ring

This week I made my first stone setting ring!! I was very excited about making a ring with a sparkly stone, now this was not an easy ring for me to make and for a brief period I named it the devil ring!

It began well and I like the precision needed to produce a simple stone setting ring, as some jewelers spend their whole career just setting stones and it’s not an easy feet. Obviously for my first stone setting I used a relative easy method with a few helpful tools. I picked a beautiful 4mm topaz stone and began by forming a silver ring, cutting the ring to sit the tube between the two sides. I used 4mm tubing and made sure the tubing sat perfectly against the ring, this took lots of time sanding to make a flawless fit. It was going well and I soldered the tubing to the ring, it look perfect BUT the ring was too small for my middle finger :). So I thought it would be great to stretch the ring a little on the ring stretcher… this was a bad idea, I now had oval shaped tubing which did fit my finger but not the stone. I unsoldered the ring reshaped the tube and began again. But I got there in the end and here is my first stone setting ring below!!

20130817_114722It isn’t perfect and I see the many ways this ring could be improved, but it is still beautiful and it fits my finger! It was a struggle and it really helps me understand the patience and passion taken to create one of a kind handmade items. I now have a new admiration for stone setters and the beauty of the actual setting.

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About lovelydeer

My name is Gemma Phillips and I am a designer and illustrator of a range of home ware called Lovely Deer. https://lovelydeer.wordpress.com/ http://www.facebook.com/lovely.deer.5?fref=ts
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12 Responses to Handmade Stone Set Ring

  1. Kat says:

    I think the ring looks very beautiful! Good luck and patience for next projects!:)

  2. Dianne says:

    You did very well for a first attempt. I can’t wait to see your next project.

  3. Robyn says:

    Great job! It’s beautiful. I can’t believe you actually unsoldered it…that’s dedication to the project!

  4. littlekoo says:

    Wow, that sounds like it was quite difficult to make but the end product is beautiful and unique. Must be great to be able to wear it!

  5. Hello!
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    I came across your blog and really enjoyed what I’ve seen and read.
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  6. Evelyn Watts says:

    I haven’t attemped to make a tube setting yet. Thanks for tips! I’m still trying to master the basic bezel setting. Patience is definitely required 🙂

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