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Dwarf inspired ring in red gold by fairyfrog Dwarf inspired ring in red gold by fairyfrog
Well, there's been a lot of buzz about DWARVES lately. I have no idea, there was some kind of movie or something, and there seems to be this huge hype about a ring... I dunno.

(I'm just joking, I got inspired by The Hobbit of course..)

Couldn't help thinking how great it would be to make a ring for a Dwarven female. For decades I wanted a ring with a classic cut, tapered and in gold. Also, whenever I mention I'm a goldsmith, people seem to get this image of me standing at the anvil hammering a gold bar into jewelry. Preferably dressed in nothing but a leather apron.


I have NOT been nice this year, so I doubt Santa will bring me anything. I'll just had to make my own present! ;)
So I figured "Why not!" Let's make a chunky gold ring, properly forged by the anvil (while wearing clothes, though).

Using "extra red" gold, a beautiful shade of gold that is a LOT more difficult than regular gold this baby is polished smooth on the sides while the top sports the crude surface where my worn hammer shaped the metal.

I had to go to town properly on that sucker - the alloy is HARD to shape - at least in the quantity needed. Started out with a small cast bullion 7 x 7 x 40 mm and did all the shaping by hand.

It's MY precious! :squee:
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dreamingwolf-designs Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple yet elegant. Looks like it's seen years (decades) of wear and will survive to see many more (which lends to the Dwarvish atmosphere - I can only imagine they would make things to last, and last).
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chibi-cupcake Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice dimension~
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TheWingedBoggart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope in addition to clothes and a leather apron, you were sporting a protective beard. Can't very well go around unbearded. It's just not right.
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dianxue Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
That's a beautiful result, well worth your time and effort!
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Garjan-Ingel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the texture left by your hammer. Nice job!
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EmilynnQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. That looks amazing.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful craftsmanship!
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nicely done!
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Dexgirl65 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This ring is just beautiful... I've seen like the "nice" gold from now a days but this looks so much nicer...
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LordArtharion Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
How hard would it be to add Dwarven runes in it? Or would that make it too masculine?
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