Thursday, June 24, 2010

The next big thing... I mean ring

My next big ring project is very big indeed, 6.3 carats in fact!

I actually started work on the setting for this gorgeous cushion cut purple and yellow Amatrine a couple of weeks ago. But the result was a bit too flimsy and not what I had envisaged for this fabulous stone.

So it was back to the drawing board, or in my case the sketch book, to better resolve the design.

The idea is still developing, so not sure if I will start on this one just yet or give the ideas another week to stew. Either way, I hope to have a fabulous extravagent cocktail ring featuring this gorgeous stone to show you in the not too distant future.

In the meantime I hope to make a couple of pairs of fun enamel studs this weekend. Looking at what colours are dominating my Etsy store right now, and in the interests of diversity, I'm thinking green and black this time. Or maybe black and white... What colours would you like to see more of?


  1. OMG that stone is to die for! I really like the colour on your reef earrings - maybe some more of that deep teal blue?

  2. Oooh aaahhh, drooling over this beauty Erika!

  3. that is a truly beautiful stone.
    I know that whatever you do with it will be fab : )

  4. Stunning stone, can't wait until I see what you make with it.

  5. stunning stone! can't wait to see what you design for it!

    i'm a green and blue girl, but maybe check out colour trends? i'm not sure what's popular right now!