I finished a new Damascus ring yesterday. I don’t know if it is as good as the previous ring I blogged about, did not get that “gut feeling”. I cut this seamless ring from a rod and not from a flat billet like my previous ring. The pattern of the birds eye runs length wise and when you cut a 6mm piece from the rod you don’t have much that shows the best pattern, especially if you make a wedding band with a flat profile, you could end up with a lot of stripes, not nice.

 

This ring shows off the birds eye pattern no matter how it is worn. It is after all the pattern that makes the ring.

 

I shaped the ring such that it looks like the metal was hit with an ax and the metal split open, showing it’s inside, red blood, I mean a red ruby. The ruby clips in place and gets all the light that makes it sparkle.

Damascus with Birds Eye pattern and ruby

Damascus with Birds Eye pattern and ruby

Damascus with Birds Eye pattern and ruby

Damascus with Birds Eye pattern and ruby

Damascus with Birds Eye pattern and ruby

Damascus with Birds Eye pattern and ruby

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Damascus Tension Set ring

by johanrust on February 25, 2009

I bought a small piece of Damascus Stainless Steel a few days ago just to see how it would turn out before investing in more of the same pattern. I finished it today and it came out absolutely stunning, I cannot be more satisfied with the ring. The contrast of the orange stone against the Damascus is absolutely perfect.

The process I used to give the Damascus the tension it needed to keep the stone in place worked really well. I had quite a job getting that stone in, it will definitely not fall out. At some stage I wished I had more hands.

It is a small ring, size 6.5 but can be enlarged to a size 7.5. With the ring being so small gave me cramps in my hands when I was holding it while sanding, this stainless steel is tuff.

I gave it a deep etch. I am very satisfied with the end result. Who ever purchases this ring will be very satisfied. I can make the same ring in any size with any color CZ or diamond.

For more info email me at [email protected]

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