Saturday, March 28, 2009

I Set A Diamond!




Here's the diamond ring! It turned out pretty good. I just hated to do it, because it was such a beautiful ring that the stone came out of.

It is a real diamond and it's huge! I took it to the jewelry store and got them to unset the stone because I didn't have a prong lifter. They checked it before they took it out. It is 1/2" long by 1/4" wide and I have been terrified that something would happen to it!

I sent photos to the customer and she loves it, so that's all that matters! I'm very glad to be finished with it, and that it worked out so well.

The band is a cigar band style because it had to be so wide. It's 18g sterling with 2brass leaves framing the diamond. I set the stone in a gallery wire bezel that I trimmed with bead wire. I cut out the back of the stone because diamonds need to breathe. Crazy, huh?

I really like gallery wire! It's so much easier to work with than flat bezel wire. It's also 22g so it's a lot thicker than a regular bezel. I will be setting more stones with it now!

We didn't get a tornado last night and I'm sooo glad! It just stormed, again.
Today it was just cold and no rain tonight. YAY!

14 comments:

Ginga Squid said...

WOW Tammy - that looks fantastic!

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Thank you! I was tickled with it! LOL

Stephanie said...

Hey Tammy
That is gorgeous. I always tell my boyfriend I dont want a diamond ring (too boring for me) but THAT I would wear :)

Stephanie

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Thank you Stephanie! I can't comment on your blog because of the "comment as" bar. it doesn't work for me anymore and I don't know why! :(
I LOVE the new cabinet in your post though. GORGEOUS!

Candace said...

It's stunning Tammy!!! I love everything about it...your jewelry is always beautiful. :)

Glad you got a new camera...looks like it takes perfect pics.

Stephanie said...

oh no what a drag! I changed the format... can you leave comments now? (Just curious)

Stephanie

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Thanks Candice! I LOVE my camera! These photo didn't have to be edited at all, except resizing.

Chris said...

Tammy THIS IS SO VERY WONDERFUL!!! She's gonna love it so much. It's got so much more heart and creativity than any traditional ring. You rock!

Barrie said...

WOW!! This is beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful! (Who told you diamonds need to breath?!? Old wive's tale! :) ) I love your use of the gallery wire! It's perfect with this setting!

Swati Nigam said...

WOW!!!! GORGEOUS!!!

David Scott said...

WOW you did a great job that is great

stacie said...

That really turned out great1!!!

Melissa said...

That is gorgeous! Nice job :)

Anonymous said...

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