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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Finally some more new rings

I have been waiting ever-so-impatiently for my new buffing wheels to arrive so I could finish a few rings that have been almost-done for a long time. Here are a few of my favorites...

blue tourmaline ringI love this one - the stone is SO amazing. It's an Afghan blue tourmaline cab set on a wide, dotty band. I'm definitely planning to go get more stones like this. All of the silver is recycled (yay!)... This is a tiny ring - only a size 4.5 (and the wide band makes it fit even smaller, probably more like a 4) - I hope someone out there with tiny fingers (or perhaps an affinity for pinky rings?) will find this ring and give it a home!

lemon quartz ringLemon quartz and sterling silver ring, size 6.5, and another view...

lemon quartz show the back side of this ring - it's all wide open, pretty cool, huh?

green tourmaline ringA custom order olive green tourmaline ring - this is going to be a wedding ring, how exciting!

green amethyst ringFaceted prasiolite (green amethyst) and sterling silver (all silver is recycled!); I made two of these, one is a size 5.75 and the other is a size 8.75.

prehnite ring recycledPrehnite and sterling silver ring (again, all recycled silver), size 7


Wan said...

The lemon quartz ring looks amazing! Btw, what do you mean by recycled silver? I was just wondering. :)

Tamara said...

Hi Wan,
I've found a source (Hoover & Strong) that sells all recycled sterling silver (and gold, I think) components; I assume they take silver scraps, and maybe old jewelry or flatware, etc. (I'm not 100% sure where the silver comes from... I'll have to ask), melt it down, and make new sheet metal, wire, bezel wire, ring stock, etc. out of it.

Anonymous said...

So amazing rings! Lemon quartz looks great! Would it be possible to make my the labradorite ring the same way?
Next I have order afghan tourmaline, it looks great!