4 Mar 2015

silver garnet ring

A friend of mine received a garnet as a gift, which is very lovely but you can't do much with a garnet on its own. Hence, a ring was requested. The garnet is quite sparkly and oval. I didn't want to hide it in a heavy setting, so I went back to a setting I haven't done in a while - a basket setting. This one is made with 0.8 wire with two oval rings and 6 claws. The shank is made from 1.5mm round wire with the top flattened and tapered, attached to the side of the basket setting. I think it looks more delicate in real life than on the photos, but in any case, here are some photos to show how it turned out!

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