My process: I wrapped the stone in a fine silver bezel for sizing and then attached the bezel to a piece of sterling silver sheet. I then wrapped the bead and twist sterling wire into a circle and attached it around the outside of the bezel. The sterling sheet was trimmed then with a jeweler’s saw to leave a lip all of backplate all of the way around the stone. The sterling wire was formed into a ring shank and attached to the back of the backplate. After oxidizing the entire ring and polishing it to get just the right amount of oxidation to accentuate the details, this ring took a spin in Hone & Highlight to achieve a matte finish.
Here’s some info for my fellow rock geeks:
Materials: Fine silver, Sterling silver, Skylakes Turquoise
Dimensions: approximately 1 1/4" (32 mm) tall by 15/16” (24 mm) wide. The band is 12 gauge double half round. Size 6 3/4 - 7
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.