I have been approached to create a fraternal ring – similar to what
a Freemason would wear – whose design would include some enameling.
By mass-produced, the number of reproductions would be six to twelve
a year, but for many of the wearers, cost will be a factor.
A few questions as I have not worked in actual enamels for several
dozen years - and never in a ring:
In designing such a ring, is it better for the area where the
enamel is to be place to have a “tooth” - a textured, mottled design
for the enamel to sort of grab onto?
Does anyone have recommendations on the type of enamel to be used?
I know Rio Grande offers a form of colored epoxies, but might these
not hold up in a ring or for daily wear?
For those with potential budgetary restrictions, what are the
thoughts of a ring cast in bronze and gold-plated?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated!
Carolyn “Carrie” Tillie