Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Natural light Chrysoprase Ring. Size 8. Hand swaged.
Natural Chrysoprase Gemstone, hand cut by the artist.
Sterling Silver Swaged Band.
Size 8 US.
"Swaging" is a method of forming. It involves driving metal into a form. In this case a domed groove is cut into a small section of railroad rail and metal is driven into the cut with a sledge hammer. The ring blank is then formed, and a bezel is made for the stone setting and applied to the shank. The stone is then set, and the piece is finished.
The piece, and the swage block used, were both created by TL Goodwin.