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24K gold coin ring


#1

Hi you all

Please can you help me?

I am busy making a

  • Coin ring
  • Using 24ct gold coin

Question

  • Can I use a 24ct coin?
  • In a coin ring
  • Do have to encase it with some resin type substance

Cheers
Rowland


#2

Rowland- The short answer is… It depends. If the coin is in "mint"
condition or is very rare and has some numismatic value, then you
should understand that as soon as it’s scratched in any way it looses
it’s value. These coins are best left alone or placed in a pendant.
If you want to make a ring I’d recommend that you make a bezel with a
1mm thick top pre made so that the coin is set from below and there
is a 1mm rim on the top to protect it from the worst of every day
wear. I set from the back, not with tabs but with a circle of pure
silver or gold and that is held in place with beads that I raise on
the inside of the bezel from the back. Like nice cameos are set. When
ever I have to handle a fine coin I ALWAYS cover it with nail polish
or tape until the job is completely done, polishing and all.

Have fun and make lots of jewelry.
Jo Haemer
timothywgreen.com


#3

You c an certainly use a 24k coin for a ring. You don’t have to coat
it. I would bezel set it to protect it as much as possible. There
will be some wear over time, but that is to be expected.

Have fun.
Tom Arnold


#4
Rowland- The short answer is... It depends. If the coin is in
"mint" condition or is very rare and has some numismatic value,
then you should understand that as soon as it's scratched in any
way it looses it's value. These coins are best left alone or placed
in a pendant. 

Once a coin is removed from its cardboard (or whatever) holder the
value plummets.