Do Over: Sterling and Opal Ring

One of the skills I learned when I took a silversmithing course at Organic Metal Gallery was how to bezel set stones. I have reverse engineered this skill a couple of times to set new stones into rings that were missing their jewel. Most bezels are made for the stones that they hold, so the hardest part is finding a gem (salvaged from my collection of single earrings and other scrap jewellery) that will fit a found mount.

Today I got lucky. Here is a marriage of a kooky ring that I found at the Value Village (it sort of resembles like a Tamagotchi or a cartoon chicken to me) and a lovely crystal opal from an otherwise unremarkable pair of earrings.