a diamond in the rough
they say a diamond is a girls best friend ...
in my world, it's my guru that gifted me this raw diamond, and my darling bilic that gifted me this gold ♥
together I am bound by this exquisite creation of immeasurable love; and to top it off .. I made her! 100% all me ~ that is the greatest gift of all, creating something magnificent from raw materials gifted and wholeheartedly made with love xo
for my birthday, jurgen gifted me a shimmering piece of mother nature's raw goodness, this 1.2 carat raw fire yellow diamond
I poured my 17g ingot of 750 dark yellow gold with bilics gift of gold, and asked Jurgen to create a beautiful ring for me; he suggested I make her myself - I giggled yet was flabbergasted as he was damn serious! after the rush of christmas events, shows and darling custom orders, the holidays were a success and the new year began with my gift to me: in the seat of the student learning the delicate robust art of forging this beauty!
a true blessing and an honor to learn this tension setting technique which originated in germany in the late 70's. an approximate 10,000-12,000 psi (pounds per square inch) pressure is literally holding (pinching) this diamond in place. 16 hours of damn fucking awesomeness with (of course) the fortunate guidance by my guru