DIAMONDS AND RUST CROWN RING by Lindsay Stocking Godfrey
The shank is a closed shank that has been textured with a jewelers Cross Peen hammer. A bezel is soldered on top of the shank. The serrated bezel is made from fine silver and filed to a serrated edge with a jewelers checkering file. Round wire is shaped into a donut shape the size of the bezel cup, soldered closed, and then textured with a Cross Peen jewelers hammer. Along with texturing, this will flatten the round wire. Rust is then cut to shape and placed in the bezel cup. On top of the rust is the flattened and textured donut. The bezel is then folded around to secure the “stuffing” in place. In this design the Rust and textured donut serves as a cabochon.