Changing the texture of your ring makes it new and different. Are you a candidate for changing the texture of your ring?
You may not even know. From shiny to matte, from smooth to hammered, there are many ways to change up a piece of your jewelry by adding texture to it.
I’m sharing one woman’s fun texture change and at the end of her story, showing other pictures of texture to inspire you.
Four Reasons to Consider Changing the Texture of Your Ring
1. Do you have a ring you’re not quite as excited about as you used to be?
2. Could you use to maybe change things up a bit?
3. Do you have jewelry you don’t wear any more—or at least not as much as you used to?
4. Do you have a ring you wear daily, but would like to change it slightly to add spice?
Are Jewelers Immune to Needing a Change in Their Jewelry?
No siree, since I’ve become a Jeweler, I’m way more likely to change some details on my jewelry.
I’ve enjoyed this so much that I’ve shared the results with my clients. A lot. We talk. It’s safe to say my clientele have become braver about making changes to their jewelry since I have.
Just like clothing—and in some cases, boyfriends—jewelry can become tired, dated or you can just take it for granted. Adding a different texture to the surface of a ring can turn it from bland to interesting again.
I did a Video About it!
In this video, I’ll show you how to create a new and different look by adding a matte finish to a high polish ring.
Matte Finish Made a Coin Frame Sing
When dealing with older coins, they often don’t shine. A high polished typical coin bezel will overpower and diminish the impact of a subtle older coin.
For this beautiful Greek coin my client liked the matte finish idea. Since her coin was very thick we opted to do a complete bezel that encompassed the whole side.
We wanted to honor the uneveness of the coin’s edge and so made it uneven as well.
Twig texture Gives an Organic and Unique Flair
When going with a more rustic design, pulling in a texture from nature can add a nice dimension and finishing touch.
This ruby ring set with a twig texture turned out to be a wonderful wedding set.
We used an actual twig as the inspiration for the texture. Our original idea was to have the twig texture on the wedding ring as well. However we couldn’t have the diamonds and the twig texture.
Hammer Finish for a Christian Cross Nail Ring
This engagement ring is modeled after a nail of the type used on the cross. The head of the nail holds part of the diamond and the end of the nail holds the other part.
The nail needed to have a handmade look. As nails from Christ’s time we all hand made.
Putting the hammer finish on this ring was the finish that gave it the gravitas of age and made it beautiful.
Texture That You Design in
The textures I’ve shown you so far can be done after the ring is made. I wanted to share a very cool ring idea my client came up with.
She wanted a leopard spot vibe with a heart hidden in there once in a while for her wedding band.
This was a texture that needed to be deep to give the impact the design deserved. This particular textural design was created in the wax before casting her ring.
A Kiss of Matte Texture Makes a Difference
I love a high polished finish. And its the most popular finish of all. In this ring example we used just a small amount of matte finish to create depth.
It also makes the high polish finish more special, having the matte as a counterpoint.
Fire Creates Texture Too
My client Mary had three special and small family diamonds she wanted to honor. They were in spindly worn old school rings. That wasn’t her dog loving, outdoorsy nature.
We decided on a pendant and she said make it like stars in the heavens. Nothing could have excited me more than creating an abstract night sky.
I used open flame in the cast pendant till it bubbled, then drilled holes and set the three diamonds and finished with a rubbed oxidation finish.
Celebrate the Possible
I hope you’ll take a chance and consider changing the texture of your ring. It’s a blast!
I’m happy to help!
Your Personal Jeweler,