Look! I’m quite pleased. 4.18 ct pyrope-almandine garnet in a handforged, granulated 18k setting. Sometimes a photograph spotlights tiny trouble spots better than one’s own eye can, and from this photo I see that the inner edge of the bezel needs burnishing a bit. I’ll do that tomorrow.
Today, I ALSO made an emerald ring. I’ll shoot that and post images tomorrow.
I love working with higher karat gold, and if I weren’t so tired from making pretty things all day then I would tell you why.