I love seeing a bed of pretty pansies in the garden, the colors and shapes always cheer me. This is a one-of-a-kind pansy with an amethyst star set into its petals. I carved this pansy in wax and then cast it in silver. Then I cleaned it up and created the setting in the surface. To achieve a star setting I use a sharp engraving tool and gently but firmly push a rays of silver to the edges of the stone until they slightly overlap the edges and hold it￼ in place.I am working on the collection of flower rings and the pansy will be among them. This pansy ring is one of the very first that I have carved and will remain one-of-a-kind because I did not make a mold of it so this one won’t be duplicated.
Size 7 1/2
Amethyst, sterling silver.