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#1

Hi all… I’d like to make these rings on this site:

http://www.sumiche.com/3banddia.jpeg

I haven’t had such a thing in my hands, a friend’s mom had something
like this long ago.

The three rings are interlocked, and my question is, do they all link
overlapping, or do they link like three links of a chain (i.e. two
ends open)?

Anyone with experience with these things?

I will be making all three from different metals, so I’m figuring two
will be cut and soldered.

Also, I have not set such small stones before (I’m a total beginner).
Those settings look to my uneducated eye like roman settings (could be
bezel too). Any hints/tips on setting 1.5mm stones like this? They
will be diamonds in this ring.

Any tips or advice are appreciated. I know almost nothing, and am
entirely self taught.

Thanks!

  • darcy

#2

Darcy, What you are trying to make are known as Russian wedding bands
or rolling rings. Make one ring and solder it closed. Make another
ring and insert it through the first and solder it closed. Make a
third ring and insert it through both rings and solder it closed. The
setting is a flush setting. If you haven’t done flush setting before
you had better do a lot of practicing before you try to do this as a
finished project for someone.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Spirer Somes Jewelers
@spirersomes
www.spirersomes.com


#3

Hi Darcy, This is a Russian wedding ring, and normally come in red,
white and yellow gold. They interlock like a trinity knot and the
three rings are different sizes. The finished ring is rolled on to the
finger, rather than pushed or placed. As for setting the stones, they
would have to be flush set to stop them catching on the other two
rings. You will also have to consider the width and thickness of each
ring, too wide and the rings will bind, too thick and the ring will be
uncomfortable to wear especially between the fingers.

Good Luck

Neil KilBane
Longford
Ireland


#4
    Hi all... I'd like to make these rings on this site:
http://www.sumiche.com/3banddia.jpeg 

I’ve made a few of these. We call these (rightly or wrongly) Russian
Wedders. Commonly done with 3 colours of gold. They are three
identical rings linked together like a chain, where each one links
through the other two. Make each indiv ring larger than the finger
size required, as the whole comes out smaller than the parts!

I haven’t set stones in such rings. A lot of wear happens with this
design, renenber - you probably couldn’t have bezels sticking up from
the ring shanks.

Bri
B r i a n � A d a m
www.adam.co.nz/workshops Canada/USA tour


#5
    I will be making all three from different metals, so I'm
figuring two will be cut and soldered. 
Also, I have not set such small stones before (I'm a total beginner).
Those settings look to my uneducated eye like roman settings (could be
bezel too). Any hints/tips on setting 1.5mm stones like this? They
will be diamonds in this ring.
Any tips or advice are appreciated. I know almost nothing, and am
entirely self taught.

Darcy, They are called “roller rings”. Cut three 1/2 round wires
larger than the ring you want. Solder the first one closed. Slip the
second thru it and close also. Take the third one and slip it thru
both rings and close. Easy as pie. You must round out each rings
after you solder it by pushing the others out of the way. DO NOT TRY
TO ROUND OUT ALL THREE AT THE SAME TIME ON THE
MANDREL…MAJOR
MESS.

Suzanne…who is STILL looking for someone to teach her how to
make puzzle rings!


#6

Hi Darcy,

The three rings are interlocked, and my question is, do they all
link overlapping, or do they link like three links of a chain (i.e.
two ends open)? 

The pattern these 3 rings make is called, ‘Russian Wedding Ring’.
According to legend, one ring represents the bride, one the groom, &
the 3rd God, without who’s help no marriage can succeed.

You’re right,each ring goes through the other 2. Close ring 1, insert
the 2nd through it & close, insert ring 3 through rings 1 & 2 &
close. Solder the joints on all 3 so that neither ring attaches to
any other. The soldering sequence can be altered to suit the metals &
solders being used.

 Also, I have not set such small stones before (I'm a total
beginner). Those settings look to my uneducated eye like roman
settings (could be bezel too). Any hints/tips on setting 1.5mm
stones like this? They will be diamonds in this ring. 

The stone setting appears to be flush setting. It appears that the
top of each ring may have been filed flat in the area where the
stones are set. If this is the case, they were probably filed flat
before any of the other setting steps were done.

Dave


#7

If memory serves me right, the first two are connected together, and
the third goes thru both. Kind of a neat ring, while on the finger
they overlap each other as you slide em on your finger. A nightmare
to size

ringdoc


#8
    The three rings are interlocked, and my question is, do they
all link overlapping, or do they link like three links of a chain
(i.e. two ends open)? 

The three rings all overlap. The design is called a russian wedding
band, if memory serves. Also, the stone setting look like a gypsy
setting.

Hope this helps.
Jennifer


#9

Darcy, Use a ring triblet with a groove down the centre to round up
the rings. Two of the rings sit in the groove while you work on the
third ring. In this way you are able to make the rings perfectly
round.

Dan.


#10
    Darcy, Use a ring triblet with a groove down the centre to
round up the rings. Two of the rings sit in the groove while you
work on the third ring. In this way you are able to make the rings
perfectly round. 

What is a ring triblet? Thanks. Sharon Perdasofpy