Before I took a bit of a sabbatical from crazy for ruthie I had prepared quite a lot of jewellery components and sent them off to be hallmarked. By the time they arrived back from the Assay Office, life had changed and my jewellery bench was packed away for what ended up being a few years. When I unpacked and tidied up my jewellery kit over the holidays, I found the little bag of hallmarked “bits” just waiting to be made whole. One of the bits was this ring shank, so a bit of work to create the setting and a beautiful peridot later and here we go – a faceted peridot and silver ring. Although it doesn’t show too well in this photograph, the peridot is a stunning grassy green colour that suits the silver tube setting well, it is such a summery green that it seems very fitting that peridot is the birthstone of August.
For anyone looking for an alternative engagement ring (that is budget friendly too), the minimalist and modern look of would make it a lovely choice. It would also just be very pretty to wear every day too!