Engineers Delight

Piece Infomation
Stone: 
Black Diamond
Color: 
Black
Setting: 
Sterling Silver
Description: 

This ring has a lot going on, I feel the pictures do it justice, but I'll elaborate below on some of the more technical details:

First: Yes, the gears do move and interact with each other.  That being said, the movement is stiff and a bit jerky.  Gear ratios have to be perfect or the gears will "load" and jam.  Needless to say, I am a silversmith, not a watch maker, and I hand shaped and polished each gear by hand, so it is a small miracle that they even fit together.

Materials:

The entire ring is crafted in sterling silver, and each gear is shaped from yellow brass.

The overall size of the top of the ring is 38mm long (1.5")

There are a total of 17 gemstones in this ring.  They are each identified on the last picture.  Here is that information again:

Black Diamond (1) at 5.0mm, AAA Grade, 0.65 carats (65 points)

Sapphires (6) at 2.5-2.6mm each along the outer rim.  These range from A grade to AAA Grade. One of them has Ceylon color.

Sapphire (1) at 3.0mm, AA Grade

Rubies (2) at 2.5-2.6mm each, AA Grade

Citrine (4) at 2.0mm each, AA Grade

Chocolate Diamond (1) at 1.5mm, I1 clarity

Blue Diamond (2) at 1.0 - 1.1mm each, SI/3-I-1 clarity, Aqua Blue color

All of these are natural stones (earth mined).

 

If this ring gains popularity, you can be assured that I'll make more in this series in the future, but this ring, will always be one of a kind.

Lore and Properties
Legend (see "Legends Collection Information" for details on this section): 

Engineers Delight

 A plain looking young woman stood in front of a fountain gazing up at large clock.  A handsome young gentleman walked over and asked, "what are you looking at miss?"  She was a bit shy, but decided to answer, "The clock- it's amazing, all of the gears and parts to make it work.  I'm sure it just looks like a plain clock to anyone else, but it is beautiful to me."  He smiled, "ah, but not as beautiful as you."  She started blushing, she hadn't been called beautiful in years, maybe ever. Her heart smiled at the thought.  The young man pulled a ring out of his pocket, "I found this on the ground a couple of months ago, and I have been carrying it around trying to figure out what to do with it.  What do you think of it?"  

 

She looked at the ring he presented.  It was an odd shape with gears that moved and gorgeous shimmering gemstones. It was like nothing she had ever seen before.  She murmured in a shy low voice, "Wow, I've never seen anything like it.  It is even more beautiful than the clock. May I try it on?" "Of course", he said. It fit perfectly.  He grinned because he saw her crack a smile as she slide it on her finger.  "I think a young lady as beautiful as you should have it.  It will remind you how beautiful you are, even on days when you don't feel that way."  She was shocked, she had never had someone be so kind to her without asking anything return.  She was so excited she hugged the gentleman and only managed to smile the biggest thank you he had ever seen.

SKU: LE04
Price: $1,500.00
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