Peter McBride       Goldsmith / Jeweller

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Hand making a ring is just what is says...it isn't carving wax and having it cast, or purchasing a casting to hand finish. It's hand wrought in the gold. I've seen far too much misrepresenting of the term "hand making". So I decided to remove any confusion and show how it's done. Cast gold is soft, brittle, and porous so isn't the best option for durability and security of the setting. So click on the two links below to see how I hand make a carved gallery half-hoop ring, and a forged ring with a platinum bezel setting.

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hhoop.jpg (28564 bytes) Hand making an 18ct yellow gold half - hoop ring, with a carved gallery and claw setting.

click here

ringmake039.jpg (23758 bytes) Making a  forged Gold and Platinum Diamond set ring.

click here

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