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What is this style of ring and what is it made out of?
September 14, 2012 9:58 AM   Subscribe

Jewelry Filter: What is this style of ring and what is it made out of? Flowers made out of some seemly synthetic or plastic.

http://www.jewelmint.com/jewelry/pretty-posies-ring

What's the flower fitting called? Are the flowers or any form of intricate fittings made in gemstone?
Are there more expensive versions of these, in necklace form maybe?

Sorry I don't know anything about jewelry.
Thanks for reading :)
posted by Submiqent to Shopping (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I font think there is a specific name for this style of ring. The description states that the flowers are glass.
posted by violetk at 10:04 AM on September 14, 2012


According to your link, the flowers are made of glass and the metal is silver plating.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 10:05 AM on September 14, 2012


Wow how did I miss that. Sorry every body. What I'm really looking for is a better way to find more similar necklaces, with some kind of intricately shaped gemstone. I love the flower shape in here, is there any way for a jewelry company to shape/manufacture stones into specific shapes or are they all cut into roughly spherical or rectangular prism shapes?
posted by Submiqent at 10:21 AM on September 14, 2012


Cutting stones would be hard to do, but glass or molded plastic might be easier--check out the Etsy seller/crafters.
posted by Ideefixe at 10:34 AM on September 14, 2012


You might try "carved glass jewelry" or "carved gemstone jewelry" as search terms.
posted by ersatzkat at 10:41 AM on September 14, 2012


there are lots of glass beads out there shaped like flowers, if you wanted to make your own. Lampwork is a good search term to use.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:36 AM on September 14, 2012


You can find these rings made with semi-precious stones that is frosted, set in 14K if you like. There are many designers that make this sort of jewelry. You can get very expensive ones from H. Stern or most local (non-chain) jewelers can help you.
posted by Yellow at 11:40 AM on September 14, 2012


Softer stones like coral are often carved into flowery shapes - look for opal and turquoise carved jewelry as well. I think harder gemstones (rubies, sapphires, etc) are more difficult to carve this way.
posted by bluefly at 11:43 AM on September 14, 2012


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