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Design Your Swirl Ring

The Ring picture changes based on your choices. All stones are optional.

After three decades of perfecting his braiding art, Todd began experimenting with creating distinct and unique rings inspired by nature’s flowing shapes. Drawing inspiration from water and organic forms, he crafted handmade swirl rings resembling bubbles or ocean waves. Each swirl is purposeful and thoughtful, ensuring no two rings are alike.

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Dainty and  Statement: Dainty 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. It usually lands around 7mm wide. 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. The statement width usually lands between 9-10mm wide.

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.

Swirl ring with a diamond handmade by Todd Alan in 14k white goldSwirl ring in 14k white gold with a diamond
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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.

This is a diagram showing how you can have an accent gemstone or a spotlight stone which you can have added to any Todd Alan braided ring.

Video: Melting Gold to Make a Swirl Ring

Making A Custom Swirl Ring with Stones and tapered

Amethyst swirl ring. Made with 14k yellow gold and many diamonds set in it. This is a unique ring designed by artist Todd Alan.

Do you have a vision for your ring and want to be directly involved in its creation? Have old gold to trade in or incorporate? Heirloom diamonds or gemstones? A unique stone or cut in mind? Contact us for a consultation and custom quote.

To set up an appointment with Todd, call 941-217-4969 or email Todd@HandWovenBands.com

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This is a custom swirl ring. This artisan ring was handmade by artist Todd Alan. A unique custom ring made with diamonds and emeralds. The tri-tone ring is made with three colors of gold. These swirl rings are often made for mother's rings.

Confused? If you have any questions reach out to us:

Email: Todd@HandWovenBands.com

Call: 941.217.4969

All of Todd Alan's designs are protected by copyright.