yay! the ring arrived back from the stone setter!! It appears it is Apatite, not Topaz as I thought. Which means it's a very soft stone. But the ring looks good, I think. The setter did a super neat job. Have a look:
I make jewellery! My sister knits, my mom is a fine artist, my dad is an excellent photographer, my grandmother makes tapestries and millions of other crafts, my aunt is a tailor, my other aunt is amazing at interior design...it runs in the family!