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Workshop Project Photos

Current Project: White Gold Pink Tourmaline Ring - Hand Fabricated & Engraved

 

Raw materials to start the projects. All materials are 100% recycled 

Starting Materials

Drawing the outline for the setting on sheet 

Creating the setting from sheet

Engraving the border:  view under microscope

Cutting out the border, view under microscope

Top and bottom gallery rails, ready for prongs 

Polishing pieces before assembly 

annealing metal for the shank - pre-rolling for taper

Fabricating the rolled shank 

Applying settings to shank

Adding the airline shoulders 

Soldering every all 9 individual parts together: 

Burning off an alcohol based solution prior to soldering: 

Engraving the shoulders with a leaf motif 

Almost ready for setting 

Tools of the trade....with all focus on a tiny ring...cleaning up the workbench after each project is a necessity 

Pre final polish and rhodium plating 

All done...a beautiful 4.58 carat Tourmaline Ring