McFarland Designs Blog

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! -

chatham emerald ring
Chatham emerald, recycled 14k yellow gold, and recycled 18k palladium white gold ring

ethical sapphire ring
Fair trade blue-green sapphire and recycled 14k yellow gold ring

tourmaline rose gold ring
Afghan tourmaline and recycled 14k rose gold ring

mother's jewelry
Mother's birthstone pendant - citrine, turquoise, and recycled sterling silver

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

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

recycled gold wedding band
Recycled 18k yellow gold wedding band

moissanite half bezel ring
Forever Brilliant moissanite and recycled 14k yellow gold ring with half-bezel

forever one moissanite ring
Forever One moissanite and recycled 950 palladium ring

pink sapphire ring
Fair trade pink sapphire, moissanite, and recycled 14k rose gold ring

 

purple sapphire ring
Ripple-top natural/un-treated purple Montana sapphire (cut by John Dyer Gems) ring with recycled 18k yellow gold and recycled 950 palladium

pink sapphire engagement ring
Fair trade pink sapphire and recycled 14k yellow gold ring

forever brilliant moissanite engagement ring
Forever Brilliant moissanite and recycled 14k rose gold ring

sapphire engagement ring
Fair trade sapphire, recycled 950 palladium, and recycled 14k yellow gold ring

forever one moissanite
Forever One moissanite and recycled 14k rose gold ring

moissanite white gold engagement ring
Forever Brilliant moissanite and recycled 14k white gold ring

square moissanite engagement ring
Forever Brilliant moissanite, recycled 14k rose gold, and recycled 18k palladium white gold ring

zultanite jewelry
Zultanite and recycled 14k yellow gold pendant

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