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Custom Artisan SwiRL Rings
The story of Todd’s swirl rings begins relatively recently. After thirty years of braiding and perfecting his handwoven artform, he began experimenting. How to create a ring as distinct and unique as a person? He began to experiment: taking inspiration from nature, from water, from flowing organic shapes, he considered form and flow as he played and pondered. Todd wanted something that, though refined and perfected was not uniform, something that could be symmetrical, asymmetrical or a balance of the two. Todd’s custom artisan swirl rings were born. Taking strands of gold, he creates flowing swirls, which look like bubbles or ocean waves. Each is handmade, each curl of the metal purposeful and thoughtful. Because of this unique process, no two swirl rings will ever look the same.
Todd’s custom artisan swirl rings are as unique as every individual order. They strike a balance of time-perfected elegance, yet allow for him to craft masterpieces for every person. If you want an art piece, something that you can share and pass down as a precious heirloom, something to treasure forever, then our custom artisan swirl rings are the perfect choice for you.
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Customary and Statement Piece. Customary is made with a smaller wire with generally tighter “woven” swirls. It is wonderful for ring sizes 7.5 and below or if you want a daintier looking piece. Statement Pieces are created with larger wire and have a bit more open, flowing space. They are best for ring sizes above a 7.5 or if you want a ring that is bold, beautiful and luxurious.
We make our rings with 14k yellow, white and rose gold, 18k yellow and platinum. Just as a clarification: our 14k white gold is not rhodium plated. If you want a truly bright white metal, we suggest upgrading to our platinum, which will provide the sharp contrast typically expected. We offer a choice of 14k or 18k yellow gold: 14k works well by itself but when you start mixing colors, choosing the 18k option gives a much stronger distinction between golds. If you have your own gold you would like melted down and put into the ring or if you want to trade it in as scrap toward your purchase, call or email us to discuss that option as well.
More than just a style choice. Though you can absolutely select this based completely on your own preference, the tapered ring can be more comfortable for those who have a smaller ring size that want a Statement Piece but are worried about the comfort level of having a wider braid all the way around.
Todd adds these droplets in every type of metal we offer. These tiny bubbles are beautiful accents and Todd adds each according to the particular flow of the ring so it’s always different. The image pictured is just a visual representation and will not exactly reflect the final product.
We recommend visiting a jeweler or big retail store and getting an accurate ring size. Or you can send us a ring you’re used to wearing that you know fits.
We offer stones sizes from 4mm-6mm brilliant cut rounds and you can select from Diamond, Emerald, Ruby or Sapphire. We also have many diamonds and gemstones in different shapes, sizes and clarities. Todd can also incorporate any stones you have into the piece. Call or email us and we will happily work with you to make this ring perfect.
Prong or bezel set. A bezel setting completely wraps around the stone, protecting the edges and is perfect if you work with your hands or wear gloves often. Prong settings hold the stone in six places around the stone. Some believe prongs let more light into the stone. However, this is really an aesthetic preference.
2-2.5mm brilliant cut bezel set rounds. Choose between Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald Ruby or other gemstones by request. If you have a small stone, or several, you want to incorporate, please call or email us and we can work with you to add them to your swirl ring.
Share your story, thoughts, ideas, likes or inspirations with us here. We want you to walk away absolutely loving this ring and that starts with the design process. Todd puts a great deal of energy into each artisan swirl ring and he wants to get a feel for your likes, dislikes and personality to really bring your piece to life.
Video: Melting Gold to Make a Swirl Ring
Making A Custom Swirl Ring with Stones and tapered
Do you have a vision for your ring and want a direct hand in its creation? Do you have old gold to trade in or incorporate into your ring? Do you have heirloom diamonds or gemstones you want Todd to use? Do you have a unique type of stone or cut you want to use in your ring? Then please call or email us so we can set up a consultation and get you a custom quote.
If you would like to play, experiment or if you want to let Todd take over, fill out our form below to give him an idea or what you want. We will be in touch with you before your ring is made to ensure he captures your vision.
To call to set up an appointment with Todd please call 941-217-4969 or email Todd@HandWovenBands.com