Handcrafted Copper and Deep Citrine Ring. Size 8. Hand swaged.
Heat Treated Amethyst Gemstone, hand cut by the artist.
Copper Swaged Band.
Size 8 US.
Citrine of this color starts out as Amethyst. It is then exposed to heat and this changes the color. Normally Citrine is yellow, but this is a deep orange which is often the case with Brazilian geode material. It is otherwise natural. The stone was cut by TL Goodwin.
"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.