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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

More Sterling Silver Ear Jackets

I feel as if I have boarded a train while it is on the move. Ear Jackets on my mind,  so I follow my ideas as they come my way.

 Here is another pair of Ear Jackets:

Sterling Silver Opal Ear Jackets by RioritaJewelry

I hammered flat silver to the shape of a half flower, as seen in the photograph above. Then I set three small Opal doublet cabochons on the flower.

To hold the ear jacket in place behind the ear lobe, I created stud earrings with a square Opal cabochon in the middle. The studs hold the earrings in place, by passing through one of the two holes I made on the back part of the earrings, as can be viewed in the following photographs.

These ear jackets can be either worn as seen above or - if you want a more demure look - you can wear the studs alone.

Sterling Silver Opal Ear Jackets by Rioritajewelry

Sterling Silver Opal Ear Jackets by Rioritajewelry

Sterling Silver Opal Ear Jackets - The studs without the Jackets by Rioritajewelry

These ear jackets will make great holiday gifts!

As I have a holiday sale with 10% off all the items in my Etsy shop, I will also send
all items by Express Mail for purchases over $70.00

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

My Ear Jackets - New Pair of Sterling Silver Earrings

Lately I was going through various fashion magazines and saw there was a trend of Earrings called "Ear Jackets". Mostly these earrings go around the ear lobes and are connected to the ears with studs.

Friends told me - "We used to wear these earrings in the Eighties..."
Well - I was not handcrafting jewelry at that time, while today I am very enthusiastic about it!

I decided to try to make a few with my own designs, and find I enjoy making them.

Here is a pair I have made recently and found that they were rather popular in my Etsy shop:

The earrings are made of 3 combined hammered leaf shapes soldered like "steps" one next and on top of the other, and the final piece connects to the ears from the front, with ear studs, which enables you to wear them without the leaves too, as only studs.  I blacken the studs and the leafy design around the shiny parts, to emphasize the leafy shapes.

I have soldered a piece of sterling silver on the back of each earring, and made holes in them so that whoever wears them can adjust them properly to the ear lobes (as some of us have a longer distance of the ear holes from the lobes, than others).

I really Hope you like them.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Empress Julia Domna – Ancient Roman Coin Ring

Julia Domna - was a beautiful important woman in ancient Roman history. 
She lived between  the years 170 AD - 217 AD. 

Authentic Ancient Roman Coin Ring
Julia was the beloved wife of  the Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus and mother of Emperors Geta and Caracalla. Was known for her high intelligence and was most influential in political affairs.

Julia was born into a very rich Roman senatorial aristocratic family, from the city of Homs (historically known as Emesa) in Syria.

She had a happy marriage. She was well read and loved philosophy,  admired by the emperor - her spouse..

Septimius Severus became emperor in 193 and became involved in a civil war. Julia accompanied him at a time when it was rather unusual for women to take part in wars, as only men attended the battle fields at that historical period,  but she stayed with her husband, and to show his gratitude, coins were struck with her image.

Julia Domna (170 AD - 217 AD)
Her hair style was beautiful and unique, an inspiration for many hair stylists even to this day.

After the death of her husband, Julia’s two sons were murdered on different occasions.
Julia suffered of breast cancer. She ended her own life by committing suicide.

I handcrafted a silver ring and set an ancient silver Roman coin in it:
You can see the image of Julia Domna on this authentic coin.

Julia Domna Silver coin set it a silver ring by rioritajewelry

Authentic Ancient Roman Coin Ring- Inside the ring

The back of the coin shows the Roman goddess Diana.

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You will find more rings in my Etsy shop

Please view my ring section in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

New Silver Gold Opal Ring

I have recently sold one of my Opal rings. Suddenly I had a feeling that my etsy shop needs an addition of a new Opal ring. I searched my box of stones. There it was, just waiting to be given all the loving attention it deserves - a  beautiful freeform natural Queensland Australian Pipe Opal stone.

I took it to my workshop and spontaneousely sat at my work bench and made this lovely ring:

After handcrafting the silver bezel and band, I felt I needed to add a few 14k tiny balls to each side of the bezel. This photograph shows how it looks when facing the ring:

I love the Pink, light Turquoise and  yellow glows of the ring with the brown sandstone which supports the Opal.

I am very happy with the result. I hope you will like it too after you hopefully
visit my shop. I believe you will find some more interesting jewelry pieces there.

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