After the work with the Mongolian crystals I got a little more intentional about the raw, primordial look the rough stones provide. Here is the first of the series. I have embedded five raw diamonds in Sterling. The process is to make a mold from cuttlefish bone, set the stones in place, then fill the mold with molten Sterling. The results are largely unpredictable. I’m enjoying the “becoming” aspect of the piece.
14k rose gold and diamond.
The ring was cast using a cuttlefish bone mold. It is rose gold (an old fashioned mixture of fine gold and copper). This is probably closer to 18k, I mixed it some time ago. It will require measuring.
The diamond, a 2.6mm stone, is flush set. The photos here are before the ring was cleaned. After the cleaning the stone glistens nicely.