Labradorite Tear Drop Ring
Previous incarnations had featured an uncut and irregular shaped opal which shattered during the final stage of assembly and an oval cabochon moonstone which was to be set in a gold bezel until it fell down a gap in my workshop floorboards! It just highlights how sometimes the best made plans have to be flexible as well as the need for vinyl flooring -happily now installed!
Seriously though, the brief was to make an organic, asymmetric ring with an iridescent stone. I have twisted and fused recycled silver to make the shank and after the disasters with opals (which are actually believed to be unlucky by many people) I found the perfectly beautiful labradorite tear shaped stone which positively glows in so many different hues in changing light. Leigh deserved the best and I am happy to say she assured me it was worth waiting for.