I have my own problem that I am working with. Years ago when I
proposed to my lady I didn’t have a ring. I got creative and wrote
her a poem. We had watched the sun set in our local mountains that
evening. Facing east the deep rose glow on the mountains, orange
clouds punctuated the deep blue sky, and the moon rising was a soft
I give to you the clouds full up with color
set with the moon pearl of the sky
and I’ll sprinkle in some stars if I can keep them
I love the way they twinkle in your eyes
I have talked with the local jewelers and they will not touch it.
I have decided to make it myself. I have some scrap white 14k gold,
but I will make the prototypes in silver (.925) My plan is to carve
the scene into the blank using punches and then use enamel for
color. If I make the ring blank heavy enough and the carving deep
enough, I don’t think there will be a problem with enamel. The
problem is small and delicate and heavy, but I am working on it.