- New for September -
With October right around the corner, this month's new pieces highlight October's birthstone, opal. There is a mix of natural Australian opal, Mexican opal, and pink opal along with a few simulated opals. Most of the designs this month have light blue and pale pink hues.
In addition to the opal pieces, you'll also find labradorite, rainbow moonstone, pink amethyst and pearl this month. Most of the new designs are lightweight and perfect for everyday wear.
New pieces will be available starting September 5th.
Behind the Scenes
The photos above and below show some of this month's new pieces while they were in process.
Here I just finished making the bands for two new rings.
In this photo I am soldering posts to the back of a pair of earrings. I hold the posts in place with soldering tweezers.
Here I am getting parts ready for this month's new pink amethyst set.
In this photo I just finished soldering the band to the setting of this ring. Now it's time to clean and polish.
Here I am soldering bezels to backplates. I will usually solder a few pieces at a time so that I can be more efficient.
In this photo I am using a bezel roller to set a labradorite cabochon into a new ring.