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Custom Forged Ring with Oval Diamond in 20k Yellow Gold
Client's 1.60 ct oval diamond and client's gold alloyed down to 20k
This diamond was repurposed to make a new setting from an old wedding ring. We like to think that remaking something from a different period of your life through a process of melting, forging, fabrication gives the material a new energy and new life for the wearer.
This process was to melt some high karat gold beads that the client owned from another necklace. We alloyed the metal down to give it some strength. The band was forged into a bar and shaped until it was shaped into a long bar. The texture was created from the forging and the edges were softened. The seat for the diamond was created and the diamond was set. This is a chunky ring and the client loved the new setting and meaning in her life.