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[Looking 4] SS Ring


#1

I am looking for a supplier of a ring blank. A friend has asked
me to set an oval cabochon he has had for a few years in a ring.
The cab has an unusual size of 17mm x 15mm and he wants it bezel
mounted in a very plain men’s sterling ring. I have looked
through many catalogs and performed web searches without finding
anything close.

My skills are primarily with lapidary with the silversmithing
limited to repairs and setting the finished stones. I do not
have the equipment or skills to create the blank myself.
Therefore, I hope someone reading this message knows of a source
for such a ring blank, or can create one for me at a reasonable
cost.

Thanks,
Gary VanGelder
@GaryVG


#2

Dear Gary: The standard size is 18X13 I have some of them in a
sterling flat top ring, other then that you will need to contact
some one to custom cast the ring. Ernie Phelps,
http://www.ernestcreations.com


#3

Gary, I’m sure you will get plenty of positive response from
your quest! My primary business is making one of a kind jewelery.
Your setting sounds pretty simple and inexpensive. I could make
the ring by fabricating or by casting. By casting method I would
have to make a wax model, which could be sent to you for your
friends approval. Thus taking the guess work out of the design.
If your interested, give me a shout. Thomas Blair Island Gold
Works…@isgoldwks…Some of my award winning
designs are on my website…http://IGW.jewelernet.com


#4

My long shot hope was that someone knew of a manufacture of a
blank to the exact size needed (easy way out). I had plenty of
positive responces from individuals like yourself that were
willing to custom produce one for me. I found a flat top blank in
one of my catalogs that is close enough in size to fabricate a
bezel top on. That is within my capabilities. If this option does
not work out, I will get back in touch with those who offered to
quote a custom job.

Thanks to you and all the others that replied.

Gary VanGelder
@GaryVG