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Making a Solid Domed Solitaire Ring

Tutorial on Making Solid Domed Ring with 8 Prongs - US$25

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Solid Domed Solitaire Ring Tutorial

This jewelry tutorial with detailed instructions and easy to follow step by step pictorials will show you:

  • - Bending a thick metal bar
  • - Tips on filling a taper 
  • - Shaping prongs
  • - Setting is discussed
  • The ringin this tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Gemstone

You will receive :

  • -- 30 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 15 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Bench tips on tools and techniques
Solid metal bar for making domed ring
Starting with a solid metal bar 
Bend prongs back with modified pliers to set the solitaire
Bend prongs back with modified pliers

A domed ring also referred to as a bulbous ring design fits elegant on the finger accented by the high curvature which runs along and accross the finger to form a high dome.  This forms the basis of many ring designs and allows many variations to flow from there. 
In this traditional domed ring design 8 prongs are filed out of the solid dome shape ending in half moon shapes as setting in this solitaire style. The setting method is discussed in the tutorial.

Solid Domed Round Prong Set Solitaire Ring

A traditional solid domed ring. 

Suggested Follow-up Projects

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Recommended Tool Tips / Videos for this project

This video shows you how to bend a thick metal bar round shaping a heavy solid ring without the use of a swage block.
And a video on how to modify pliers used for opening of the prongs in setting the gemstone.

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