McFarland Designs Blog

green sapphire ring

 Montana sapphire and recycled 14k yellow gold ring

 

moissanite ring

 Forever Brilliant moissanite and recycled 950 palladium engagement and wedding ring set

 

moissanite rose gold ring

 Moissanite and recycled 14k rose gold ring

 

moissanite ring

   Forever Brilliant moissanite and recycled 14k yellow gold ring 

 

   Forever Brilliant moissanite and recycled 18k palladium white gold ring 

 

   Forever Brilliant moissanite and recycled 950 palladium ring 

 

 Fair trade golden rutilated quartz and recycled 14k yellow gold ring...

 

 ... with peekaboo bezel

 

    Forever Brilliant moissanite and recycled 14k yellow gold ring...

 

  ... with peekaboo bezel

 

Fair trade Malawi blue sapphire and recycled 18k yellow gold ring

Here is a quick photo series I took this week while working on a batch of rings, showing the process from start to finish!

First, strips of wire and flat sheet metal are cut to precise measurements determined by finger size and stone size -

Next, the metal for the bands and bezels is formed into circle/oval shapes and the joints are soldered -

Then the bands and bezels are formed to their proper shapes/sizes/finishes (hammered or smooth). This step also includes a lot of sanding -

Then the real magic starts to happen - bands and bezels are joined (again, followed by sanding and fine tuning) -

More grinding and sanding, and the rings are ready for stones to be set -

After stone setting, polishing, and clean-up, the finished product! -

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This month's featured charity:

5% of January's gross sales will be donated to El Centro del Pueblo in Humboldt County, CA.
Since May 2007, I've raised $99,905 for charity. Thank you for supporting my work!