Dear Everyone,Some of you might remember me posting about an antique
platinum filigree peridot (now a chrysoberyl) engagement ring a
Gemstones for Antique Platinum Filigree ring
Well, we’re getting married, end of this year! (yay!) Having taken a
two quarters of metalsmithing, I thought it would be really great
and personal to make our own wedding rings.
I have made a silver ring before, but Iwould now need to work with
gold. (platinum would be too expensive for us). Since my e-ring is
platinum I was thinking of white gold wedding rings. I do have a
workshop set up at home and I’m equipped to work from home if I need
but I am a bit tentative about working with gold since I have not
done it before and thought perhaps I need to do one of two things or
Ask the good kind folks at Ganoksin for some guidance and do it
Enroll in a choose-your-own-project type of class where I can
make my rings there with instructor guidance
Also, my fiance and I talked about all the ways to come up with some
gold for the rings, since the prices have skyrocketed.
- Panning (is that even going to be enough?? are we fantasizing?)
- Buying vintage or antique store gold items and melting it down
- Fork up the cash and buy gold
So are options 1 and 2 even possible? Anyone done this before? I
have 7 months to work on it, would appreciate any help I can get on
how I should approach this.