morning glory ring

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Ring carved with morning glory motif. I went very three-dimensional here—kind of a Rivendell vibe. 14K palladium white gold, lavender sapphire and diamond.

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

I don’t often use the palladium white gold alloys (14K or 18K palladium white gold); it amazes me how every alloy is different from one another. The color of the 14KPd white is deeper—steelier even—than the standard 14K alloy I normally use (nickel alloy). I feel like it also takes a more intense polish than the 14K nickel white, but maybe it is an illusion of the darker color.

A LOT more images after the jump…

morning glory ring sketch

The sketch..

carved ring wax

The wax..

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

hand-carved morning glory ring, 14K Pd white gold, sapphire, diamond

hand-carved morning glory ring, 14K Pd white gold, sapphire, diamond

Pretttty!

7 Responses to “morning glory ring”

  1. Michelle Redstone says:

    WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Lucy Gallagher says:

    ILOVE this ring!! So beautiful!

  3. Dorothy Knuppel says:

    This is my daughter’s engagement ring. I helped her fiance choose the main stone–a purple sapphire because purple is her favorite color and because it is a durable, underappreciated stone. Morning glory is her favorite flower, and she loves Art Nouveau with its sinuous,organic motifs. She wanted a ring that did not have edges that would catch on clothing as she intends to wear it for the rest of her life. So this ring totally reflects her and the love we have for her.

  4. cheyenne says:

    I don’t think I could have found a better stone; it worked perfectly with the metal tone as well. I’m so glad she likes it! It was a really fun one for me to carve. Best wishes to you and your family :)

  5. Dorothy Knuppel says:

    Thanks for your good wishes, Cheyenne. I’m a dentist, so I appreciate the lesser quantity of nickel in the alloy given possible allergies and sensitivities to that metal. I also appreciate the technical difficulties of casting and finishing such a ring. When the inside is as well finished as the outside and the infinitely small details so well polished it is obviously a top-notch, quality piece. The high magnification of the photos would expose any flaws. You are a Mistress of your art!

  6. katrina austin says:

    Did you ever sell this ring?

  7. admin says:

    This one was a one-of-a-kind piece. However, I do make a lot of custom pieces so if you have something in mind, just send me an email at cheyenneweil@gmail.com. cheers! ~c

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