Saturday, May 29, 2010

A New Addition ... Setting sapphires..... fun!

Well one of the rings that I have been wanting to make and finish is this band. It is sterling silver and I have set real tiny sapphires into this band. I have been studying gemstone setting at our local college - NMIT - My teacher is a great gemstone setter. He has set gems for the Sultan of Brunei and worked for many of the Jewelry companys in the UK and Europe. With gemstone setting you do need the tools including desk and other tools like the Foredom motor/tool to attach burs and cutters to enable one to set the stones. Patience was needed. Just loved setting this and cannot wait to do another one. Let me know what you think.........

3 comments:

Grace said...

I'll take one - a bit wider and with amethysts, please...

trudie said...

I will be doing more of these. I do have a wider band but it is more of the d shaped band and not the square band..... it may take me awhile.. but I will let you know when I have done one with amethysts....oh dark amethysts or light amethyst.. cause you know amethyst come from a range of light colored stones to the darker colored gemstones. :)

Grace said...

Dark amethysts...:)