- Oct 16, 2009
That is an incredible amount of thought, design, skill, and craftsmanship. There is such an immense amount of work that goes into a custom made piece of jewelry - thanks for sharing!
gemgirl said:That was fascinating to see in steps. Wow is all I can say. Custom goldsmiths are really talented people (who must have very steady hands and a lot of patience with the process). Thanks AJ!
sphenequeen said:That is an incredible amount of thought, design, skill, and craftsmanship. There is such an immense amount of work that goes into a custom made piece of jewelry - thanks for sharing!
coatimundi said:Cheers for posting this aj!
It's important to see how much labor goes into a hand crafted piece. The finish on your piece is wonderful, and the details are delightful. That old cut pavilion undergallery is so fun-shows how each element has a story. Love seeing the artistry through each stage of the crafting process. Enjoy your new chunkster!
heliotrope said:in our fast paced - mass market world - where we only see finished goods - it is easy to gloss over the skill required to create a hand forged piece such as this one
wow AJ - thank you for sharing this amazing process and a big thank you to RDG for taking the time to document the steps
I am sure I will come back again and again to oggle this thread!! I am fascinated with how rings are put together!!
the perfect finish of your ring blows my mind!!
Art Nouveau said:arjunajane: Thanks for posting the 'from start to finish pictures' of your custom ring. It is very interesting to see the process of how a custom piece is hand fabricated. Your finished ring is gorgeous. RDG does fabulous work. Too bad they are in another continent. Otherwise I would use them for custom work. I am not sure how much custom duties will have to be paid when the finished piece comes back to the US.
wolftress said:This is fascinating. I had no idea so much work went into hand-making a ring. Thank you so much for posting these pictures, AJ. The end result is absolutely incredible.
How many days did it take to finish the ring?
This post makes me appreciate my two custom pieces so much more now.
Aoife said:Thanks for taking the time to post this, it's fascinating.
Do you know what is done with the waste gold and platinum?