These rings were so much fun to make! I made them for an amazing couple’s handfasting recently. The stones are citrine (yellow, his birthstone) and peridot (green, her birthstone). They decided to swap the stones so that she would wear his birthstone and he would wear her birthstone. What a beautiful idea! They wanted them to both be branch-style rings but she wanted hers to be a bit more delicate and his needed to be a bit heavier looking.
I fabricated the branches, sawing, shaping and soldering wire, then carved out all the texture all over both rings. The settings are actually my first handmade prong settings! There was a little bit of sweat and a few failed attempts but in the end they worked out perfectly and I was super pleased! There are definitely more prong settings in my future!
Once the rings were done I used a patina to darken the peridot ring and bright polished the citrine ring, set the stones and watched them sparkle! Because, at least part of the reason I’m a jewelry artist is because of the shiny things in life.
I’m so glad they like their rings. And I’m starting to really get into this branch ring style. Now I want to make more!