YOJ Week 12 - Netted bezel ring

I made this ring to match the modified mosaic pendant of the Year of Jewelry week 10. This netted bezel holds a rutilated crystal cab. The entire ring looks large, but in fact measures just 3/4 inch wide. An underlying structure made with 20ga goldfilled wire was made for the ring shank and to hold the base of the cab. Then the net was woven with 28 ga goldfilled wire to hold the cab in place and finally, the outer rim was woven with a modified basketweave.
I feel the start of a trend... I have another piece almost ready, in the same lines. I'll post it soon!

2007, ArchiveEni Oken