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Ring-A-Day: Eleven Ruby CZs

When I pulled out the proportional divider and measured the drawing, I intended to put 12 stones on this band. So, when the proportional divider landed back on the original dot as I was plotting the gem seats, I didn’t think anything of it. I was surprised to have an extra gem. At first I figured the vendor miscounted and gave me one extra.

It’s a case of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”


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Ring-A-Day: Egyptian Signet Fail

Like in the museum when they show you a reconstructed image of the artifact when it was new, the black dot is what was preserved of the scarab hieroglyph after lasering. The CerMark doesn’t seem to oxidize brass. Yesterday’s ring was silver, and there was a shadow of a mark on it. Maybe I’ll carve this hieroglyph directly into the brass like the Egyptians might have done.