Our most recent commission is this ‘Twist’ cognac diamond ring which was made using the gold from several old rings. Together several delicate rings provided enough gold to forge into a more substantial ring. Seeing the transformation take place is always satisfying…part of that could be that heating gold and pouring molten metal appeals to our inner pyromaniac.
The rings were placed together in a crucible and heated with a gas point until the metal was molten.
The molten metal was poured into an ingot mould to form a solid gold bar. This was then rolled into a square bar in our rolling mill.
After rolling the gold bar it was heated again to anneal it ready for shaping the ring. The ring was bent into shape using a ring bender.
The ends were then hand forged to taper them and create a setting for the stone. The image below shows the ring in the final stage, ready to be set with the cognac diamond.
Browse more Twist rings from our collection
- RingsThe unusual mint green colour of this paraiba tourmaline is shown off to full advantage in this elegant tapering platinum ring. The blue-green paraiba tourmaline is complemented perfectly by the cool grey tones of platinum. Set in our 'Twist' design the green paraiba tourmaline is held in place by a simple and elegant open platinum band that twists around the finger. Hand forged from as single piece of platinum bar, the ring curves around the stone and tapers to a delicate flick at the opposite end. This ring is equally suited to wear as a dress ring or as an engagement ring and is pictured with matching diamond-set fitted platinum band.£2,600.00
- Wedding & EngagementThe 'Twist' ring is a refined, contemporary engagement ring. This stylish platinum open seamed engagement ring is bezel set with a pear shaped white diamond. Hand forged from metal bar and given a brushed satin finished for a distinctive, modern look.Price upon request.