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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Victorian Basket Ring

 With the holiday season underway I wanted to show you another quick ring project. I have been looking at some vintage style stampings and this floral basket stamping appealed to me. It resembles a woven basket with flowers. The ring shank is my usual cigar band http://www.bsueboutiques.com/product-p/brox0902.htm
in brass ox finish which matches the filigree. Also the stone mount is in gold filled sterling and the brighter color enhances the natural peridot faceted stone. Holes are punched through the centers of each component. To assemble them I add a dab of E-6000 glue on top of the ring and the bottom of the snap mount. The 1/16 diameter rivet is pushed through the stack and the assembly is set aside to firm up.
After about 20 minutes the stack is taken to the riveter and the center is flattened to secure the stack.
 Here is the riveted stack ready for the setting of the stone.
 The stone is set table down on the work surface with the ring above.
 Pressure is applied until the snap sound of the prongs closing around the stone is heard.
I checked the prongs and adjusted them with a prong pusher and pliers until the stone was secure.
 The finished ring has a very Victorian look, sort of like an old basket.
From the side you can see the ring hugs the finger closely.

The ring is available in my shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/212902638/victorian-style-basket-with-natural
Hope you enjoyed this and have a Happy Thanksgiving Day