I chose this faceted moonstone & picked out the materials needed to design this piece the night before. I have a few of these pebble shaped faceted moonstones to work with so this won't be the last time you see this beautiful rainbow iridescent stone. I picked these beauties up at the Tucson Gem Show in February, 2016. The seller I purchased them from is a Gem distributor out of California and they are a family owned business. They are at the Gem Show every year with rows and rows of glass trays holding beautiful pieces of Mothernature's art just waiting to be treasured for years to come. I've been buying from this seller for the last four years & I am never disappointed with the quality of their stones.
If you haven't experienced the Gem Show in Tucson, Arizona it should be on your bucket list. There is a little bit of everything for everyone, for example; every fossil you could think of, stunning high end jewelry, 100,000+ strands of gemstone beads, jewelry classes & guest speakers, singing bowl healing rooms, the most popular to rarest minerals you could ever lay your eyes on, & yummy local food & spirits food trucks. Plus, plenty of places to sit while you wait for your bright-eyed shopping family and friends.
Buyers and sellers come from all over the world to Tucson, sharing their goods, passion, life long collections, & knowledge with each other. It is truly a beautiful sight to see and be a part of. The Tucson Gem Show is Jan. 27 - Feb. 11, 2018. I'll be there next year and would love to see you there!
I really enjoyed making this moonstone ring. I didn't have trouble with the cute little heart found on the back of the stone. As you know, when sawing through small spaces there's always the chance of over cutting. This ring has a nice light weight feel to it, so you can wear it while you are doing every day activities without it getting in the way or catching on things. The ring-band is dainty but not delicate. I work-hardened it so it won't become flimsy. The photo below is the best photo I could get of the moonstones glistening rainbow colors.
I'll be posting a new handcrafted jewelry piece every day! Thank you so much for following, sharing, and commenting on my blog. I really enjoy sharing my art with you all. Enjoy this beautiful weekend with your loved ones.