This simple ring features a round rosecut 8 mm black onyx set in sterling and fine silver. This dainty ring is the little black dress of jewelry because it goes with absolutely everything!
My process: I sized the fine silver bezel to fit around the stone. Then soldered it closed and soldered it to sterling silver sheet metal. The sheet was trimmed with a jeweler’s saw and hand filed smooth. The flattened round sterling wire was formed into a ring shank and attached to the back of the backplate. The ring then took a spin in the tumbler for a final polish and hardening before I set the stone.
Here’s some info for my fellow rock geeks: Black onyx is a solid black from of chalcedony. Onyx comes in banded varieties where there are layers of colors.
Materials: Fine silver, Sterling silver, Black Onyx
Dimensions: approximately 5/16" (7.9 mm) tall by 5/16” (7.9 mm) wide. Size 8 1/2 - 9
Please keep in mind that all pieces of jewelry from Tabby Cat are handmade using natural gemstones. Handmade means that there may be marks from the tools used in the process of making the setting. Natural gemstones are just that- natural. They may have pits in the surface or inclusions visible in transparent and translucent stones. These things just add to the charm of piece.