Wendy Stauffer Jewelry
Poppy Jasper Ring with Garnets and Pearl. US size 9 3/4. 22k Gold and Silver.
I wrapped this stunning poppy jasper displaying golden yellow "poppies" within a backdrop of rich red in 22k gold. The stunning focal stone sits on a baseplate of 18k gold/sterling silver bimetal*. I added a white freshwater pearl and two garnet accents placed on a sterling silver circle that intersects the square jasper and is further adorned with lively gold dots. The silver has been given a deep oxidized finish to near black.
The ring measures US size 9 3/4 on a simple oxidized silver band of medium width.
A stop-you-in-your-tracks ring of vibrant beauty!
*Bimetal features a layer of high-karat 22-karat yellow gold pressure-bonded to a layer of bright Argentium® Silver. The gold constitutes a full 10% of the overall weight and the Argentium constitutes the remaining 90%. The front of the piece shows the gold layer and the back is silver. This is a cost-efficient way to achieve the warm look of gold jewelry.