A big gallery of some pretty lousy pictures of garnet rings. I was trying to show how lively and bright these stones are but washed out the silver work in the process. Probably won’t use this set-up again, but in the spirit of simple and repeatable we’re going to inflict them on everyone anyway. Waste not ….
Over the years (decades?) sterling silver rings with colored stones have become probably the major part of our work. Garnets are always a mainstay. Pictured here, left to right on the horizontal paint-brush picture are: 1. a 10 x 8 mm oval cabochon set in the filigre style ($141) 2. a 7 (ish) mm round faceted stone set in a winged thor ($196) 3. a 6 mm round faceted stone set in a filigre ring ($190) 4. a 5 x 7 mm oval cabachon set in a winged thor (with a twist bezel) ($191, that’s what the list says, seems high?) 5. a 4 x 6 mm faceted oval set in a twist ring($112.)
As always, sizing is included with the purchase, (mostly) free of additional charge.
Couple of rings we brought back from Oregon Country Fair, even though we sold them. Both of them are in the filigre style, named for the bits of wire work buttressing the sides of the bezel. One is a fairly bright garnet that’s sort of purple and is cut en cabachon (smooth & rounded.) The other is a really sparkly white sapphire with a facet cut. The setting charge for this style is around $120 to $150. The garnet is a fairly affordable stone, and didn’t add too much to the price. The sapphire was more.
Sizing. The reason we’re bringing them home is because when we originally made them, it wasn’t in the size required by the eventual customer. As you can imagine, this happens a lot, and we have to be ready, willing and able to deal with it. Sometimes we can stretch them a bit on the spot and the customer can take their piece away with them, but usually we have to bring the ring back to the studio, unset the stone, and make a new setting in the required size. We promise shipment of the sized ring within four weeks. Sometimes there is a $10 shipping charge.
Often we can salvage much of the original metalwork for a new ring.
At the show, or anywhere else in person, we can figure out the size you need, but if you’re ordering remotely, online or by phone or something, then you need to know your size. Gauges are available online or perhaps someone already has one. In a pinch we usually have some available that we can mail fairly inexpensively.