This one features a large beautiful mellow chunk of amber. It originally was a vintage pin, I would say about 50-60 years old, with a thin wire pin and clasp embedded in the back. I never wear pins! I ruthlessly snipped off the pinback, and made a setting for it with PMC. I wanted the back of the amber to be viewable because it's so rough and richly textured in it's unpolished state. And I wanted the prongs to not cover up much of the front of the amber, so they are quite thick and sturdy. It's a large ring, the amber is 2" across, but because amber is so light, it's not as cumbersome as a stone this size would be. I'm happy with it!
This one includes a slice of banded agate. It had a neat hole in the exact center and was probably a Victorian pendant or watch fob. The colors are beautiful, a rich translucent carnelian with streaks of buff, amber and creamy white. It's on a fine silver rivet (which hasn't actually been riveted yet), with a PMC beadcap and black rubber O rings to pull it into the 21 century!And the last one is just for fun...I've been making corsets for about 10 years now, authentic, curve-creating, steel boned, silk beauties, and decided it would be fun to have a corset ring. Fine silver, laced with Japanese hemp tipped with antique cut-steel beads. The girls at belly dance really liked this one!
Here I am with three new rings, and poor So has no new ring! I'll remedy that on the weekend!