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    Default First ever cabochon ring

    I thought I'd just jump in and try it out, a few imperfections but I'm happy with is for a first attempt.Click image for larger version. 

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    Constructive criticism very welcome!

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    That's a great first ring!! It's a bit difficult to see the setting edge due to the light reflections, but I'd certainly be pleased with that, what cabochon is it?

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    looks like you have made a sturdy piece. Well done, onwards and silverwards

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    Welcome to the club of makers Beadjoux.
    No comments on the setting, as you have managed to photograph it hiding any faults. It is quite the reverse for most of us. Regards, Dennis.

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    Looks good to me. What's the stone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabby66 View Post
    That's a great first ring!! It's a bit difficult to see the setting edge due to the light reflections, but I'd certainly be pleased with that, what cabochon is it?
    Thanks, it's a hyperstene stone, sometimes called velvet labradorite (mistakenly). I got 10 of them in a sale at a stone merchants to try out cabochon settings with. Tried to take some clearer photos. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallace View Post
    looks like you have made a sturdy piece. Well done, onwards and silverwards
    Thank you! 😊

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    Thank you Dennis! I've tried to provide some clearer photos in my reply to Jill above. Very happy to receive the view of critical eyes, that's the only way I will improve ��

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    Hi Carole, it's a hyperstene, I'd never seen therm before I found them in the stone merchants, but I love them. Not expensive, and look really good, subtle tigers-eye type stripes in a deep smoky quartz coloured stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadjoux View Post
    Thank you Dennis! I've tried to provide some clearer photos in my reply to Jill above. Very happy to receive the view of critical eyes, that's the only way I will improve ��
    I'm quite a sympathetic soul really and didn't mean to wind you up (much). Its's clear from the new photos that you're good at rings and I like the facets on the shank too.

    That said, when shown on the web, your work can only be judged by the photograph. That is all about lighting and, in the absence of a fancy set up, using a windowsill and holding up some white or silver card to reflect light back onto it.

    I hope you will stay and join in or discussions. Dennis.

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