She came into my shop with a silver oversized mounting. She was not a first time customer and was completely open to suggestions. Once she approved the design, we both realized this was going to take a little longer than usual and thus was a perfect pandemic project.
Q: What to do with an empty silver OVERSIZED mounting? What to do with a piece of tumbled amethyst?
A: Have the amethyst cut-to-fit the mounting as a gift to oneself especially since her birthday is in February!
two finds made for each other
Serendipitously, I just happened to have a tumbled amethyst stone that was long enough, wide enough and deep enough to have a cabochon cut to fit her mounting. A cabachon cut is domed – no facets involved – which was the perfect solution since this piece of purple quartz, with its fair amount of internal fractures, was not a candidate for faceting.
The cabochon amethyst was then set in the bezel. I did not want to do much with heat or a torch which might have an adverse affect on this fabricated mounting from the Southwest.
- Silver amethyst ring with oversized mounting
- Location: West Hartford, CT