Many of the stones in my collection look dull to me. They seem to need something extra to add to them in rder to bring out the best in them. I then begin to think of various designs and materials. I think to myself : "should I integrate them with something larger? should I goldplate the metal I use to enhance them?".. Many times I just give up and put them back in their box, waiting for an idea to come up/ Then I move on to another project. But sometimes I pick up a stone in which I fall in love with.
Such are the two following rings:
They were both handcrafted last week. I chose two most beautiful Koroit Opal stones, and set them in bezels which I handcrafted especially for them. Then I added to each one of them, a band which I handmade from two strips of silver soldered one on top of the other. These are the results
You will find it in my Etsy shop:
Second ring where the stone has the shape of a trapeze:
|Freeform Opal stone set in a Silver jewelry ring by Riorita|
Link to this ring in my Etsy shop
When I look at the stones, their beauty has a special calming effect on me. There are glimmers of electric blue and Turquoise with Yellow, like a fresh natural pool with hidden treasures.
For more of my handmade jewelry designs: