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A ring shaped like Africa inlaid with Black Jade

This is a special project which we did for a Denver jewelry designer. The designer had a customer who frequently traveled to Africa.

His customer wanted a ring which symbolized his love for the African continent. He wanted to use 2 faceted gemstones which he had brought back from Africa. He had a Tanzanite and a Tsavorite. He also wanted those stones surrounded by Black Jade.

I assisted the jewelry designer in incorporating the stones with his customer's vision of using the shape of Africa. The ring was designed with a computer aided CAD system to assure that the sizes and thicknesses of the stones were proportioned correctly and made a very wearable ring.

After the ring was made and the faceted stones were sent in gold bezels. I inlaid solid pieces of Black Jade around the bezels and within the shape of Africa by carving triangular holes so that the Black Jade sections fit down over the bezels and fit the shape of the African coastline very tightly. This is a very time-consuming process but the final result made the customer very happy.

Ring shaped like Africa inlaid with Black Jade also containing a blue Tanzanit and a green Tsavorite.

Finished ring with Black Jade inlays.

At left you can see the finished ring in which I had inlaid the Black Jade around the bezels containing the triangular Tanzanite and Tsavorite gemstones.

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Denton Anderson,
Gemologist & Gem Cutter
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Photo of Denton the gem cutter.

Graduate Gemologist, GIA, GG
Over 20 years of experience.