Seafoam Splendor

Kristen Baird

One of the amazing parts of hand crafting everything in the studio is that I can make pieces to fit the exact parameters of a project! This is the perfect example. My client wanted my signature style Ripple Ring, with very clean edges, in her particular size, but with a yellow gold bezel around a peru chalcedony faceted oval-cut cabochon (whew, that’s a mouthful!).  Basically, lots of details, but you know I love a good challenge! Read on to see how this Seafoam Splendor ring checked all the boxes for my client’s taste and came out quite beautifully!

Seafoam Splendor - Materials and Design

The crafting

I started building the yellow gold oval bezel around the faceted oval-cut cabochon. The yellow tone really set off the beautiful peru chalcedony gemstone. Once the bezel was crafted, I sent a preview picture to my client showing two different band shapes to select from. I knew she wanted a piece that was fairly streamlined, but I love it when I can give the client a little extra visual (for comparison purposes) to make it easier for making the final call. She went with her initial gut feeling and decided on the more streamlined design, which was perfect. With that approval done, it was time to finish the ring.

Seafoam Splendor - Fabrication

Everything’s going according to plan

Band shape chosen - check ✔️! Bezel in the works - check ✔️! Time to solder the two pieces together. As always, extra care and attention was taken to make sure the bezel was perfectly placed on this super comfortable band. Fabrication done - check ✔️! Now, the only things left to do were the final touch ups, setting of the stone, and some final detailing to this already-beautiful ring.

Seafoam Splendor - Final


What a stunner! The 18 karat yellow gold bezel really pops against the sterling ring. The band turned out wonderfully and is, again, so comfortable! The peru chalcedony stone stands out and I have to say, I'm quite happy with how this piece turned out. I’ve always loved mixed metals and I love it even more when I get to incorporate them into my ripple ring assortment. Projects like this make me really want to create more rings, as rings are my all time favorite thing to make!

Have you seen my work and want a piece with a little adjustment or tailoring to fit your personal style?  Reach out and let's chat! The beauty of handcrafting each piece in the studio is that I can most often accommodate special requests and I do love a good challenge!

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