Before a big important job (like setting precious stones in gold) I like to do a bit of a warm up. I suppose it's a bit like doing scales on the piano before playing Rachmaninov's 3rd or doing a few pliés and then launching into Act 1 of the Nutcracker.
Stone setting burr at the ready
Actually, for a warm up, I'm rather pleased with the results.
The 'warm up' is complete, time for round 1 with the engagement ring
This one is a mix of sterling silver spheres and a sparkly 4mm diameter aquamarine.
'Oh that I could take to moon from the sky...' ring, sterling silver and aquamarine
'Oh that I could take the moon from the sky...' ring worn, Cari-Jane Hakes, December 2013