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Diamonds on the belly


#1

My customer wants an au belly button ring (20 guage is my guess) with
a tube set 2mm diamond on one end. The other end is to have another
tube set diamond, but removable so she can take the b.b.ring in and
out. Has anyone seen a finding suitable for this? Thanks,

Louise McGuinness


#2

we just had a long thread on tube settings for technical
but my question is this: “has anyone seen a belly button suitable for
this?”

ive


#3

Louise,

   My customer wants an au belly button ring (20 guage is my guess)
with a tube set 2mm diamond on one end. The other end is to have
another tube set diamond, but removable so she can take the b.b.ring
in and out. Has anyone seen a finding suitable for this? Thanks, 

You can get threaded posts for earrings, and I imagine that it would
not be that hard to simply modify the nut to make a second mounting
for a stone. I’m starting to use threaded posts for mine, and find
that they are pretty secure, so far, even if you only turn the nut a
few turns, which would be the situation if you mounted a stone on it.

Hmm. Maybe I’ll start offering belly-button rings, too . . . I’ve
been doing some earrings lately, anyway.

Loren
http://www.golden-knots.com/
lorenzo@intnet.net @Loren_S_Damewood1


#4

Hi, I made an 18k belly bar last week. Looks like a small bent
dumbell? Send to me direct and I will tell you what I know and jpeg
a drawing. karen in vancouver


#5

Have you tried a Jewellers Tap And Die set ? Just thread the wire
before bending and tap your tube before setting your stone. If the
walls of the tube are thin, then you will need some type of collet to
hold the tube as you tap it, to avoid the tube walls spreading.

Neil KilBane
Longford,
Ireland


#6

Nope, haven’t seen anything except the stainless steel ones with
spheres on the end, however, I’ve made a couple similar to what
you’re describing. You’ll need to invest in a small tap and die set.
Many places like Rio and Stuller, Swest, etc., have them.

David L. Huffman


#7

I believe the configuration that is common, at least in my
experience, is a short length of tubing, say, 4-5 mm, a bezel,
actually, with the stone set in one end. This is soldered on to a
3/4 circle of rod about 18 guage, and a small sphere, about 4-5 mm,
is threaded onto the other end of this wire loop.

David L. Huffman


#8

Hi Ivy, Did you say diamonds for the belly button? I have just come out
with a collection of hinged navel rings with a chubby bezel setting
for diamonds. The rings are currently being made in 18-kt gold or
platinum set with diamonds of any color, purple, red, orange, yellow,
green, blue, black, and brown as well as white from .10ct to 1.00 ct.
Retail prices run from $490 to $9575. What makes these rings really
special is that they are all one piece with the setting hined on the
end of the ring so that it opens to go on and snaps shut to stay on.
I have also come out with the match version of the ring for the
nipples (diamond position ninety degrees turned from the navel ring).
I have found that many clients with piercings want something better
than what is currently on the market. ;

Thanks, Etienne Perret


#9

Sounds like what is referred to as a barbell. We make them with a 4mm
bead on one end, and a diamond set in a 4mm bead on the other end
(both solid). In between is a 12mm long 1.5mm diameter wire with a
slight curve. We cut threads into one end and one bead so it screws
off. These are commercially available, I have seen ads in AJM I think.


#10
    My customer wants an au belly button ring (20 guage is my
guess) with a tube set 2mm diamond on one end. The other end is to
have another tube set diamond, but removable so she can take the
b.b.ring in and out. Has anyone seen a finding suitable for this?
Thanks, 

Louise, Pleasurable Piercing makes the jewelry you are describing.
They sell wholesale and perhaps you can buy components from them. They
are at: http://www.pleasurable.com/gemstones.html

Also, for a Navel ring I wouldn’t go smaller than 16 gauge, and
preferably 12 gauge. These piercing tend to get yanked around a lot
(from clothes/pants) and thinner gauges can actually cut the skin if
pulled enough.

Amy O’Connell
Amy O’Connell Jewelry
http://LapidaryArt.com


#11

Louise et al.,

You mentioned that you could get threaded ear posts, do you have a
source for them? I had a project awhile back that I had to turn down
for lack of those little objects.

Thanks!
Jade
@Jade