Silver Turquoise Ring, handmade hammered silver ring with oval turquoise gemstone, size N
Handmade silver ring with natural turquoise gemstone, set in silver on a hammered D-shaped silver band. Handmade silver ring, 5mm band with a 10x8mm oval turquoise cabochon.
UK Ring Size: N
Materials: Silver, Stone
- Band width: 5mm
- Stone size: 10x8mm
Hand made using traditional methods. The stone setting was created by fitting a strip of fine silver bezel around the stone and making it into an oval before soldering it to a sheet of sterling silver to make a cup the correct size for the stone to sit in. The ring band was formed from a strip of D-shaped sterling silver, shaped over a mandrel and ends soldered. These pieces were then filed and sanded with several grades of abrasive papers to smooth all the edges and remove scratches, then the band was hammered to give its lovely texture. The cup was soldered to the band and the ring was placed in a warm pickling solution to remove the fire scale caused by the blow torch, followed by cleaning and lots of polishing to give the ring its lovely sheen. Lastly the stone was placed in the cup and the silver bezel shaped over the stone and burnished.