Large smokey quartz cabochons as ring and dragon tie clip

My client had a number of large cabochons of sentimental value.  I was asked to mount one as a ring and the other as a tie clip.  It took me ages to come up with suitable designs because the stones are nearly as deep as they are wide.  A Nordic influence in the designs was desirable.

Eventually this was agreed for the ring – the bezel being based on a Nordic beast pendant.

Silver smokey quartz ring

For the tie clip, a dragon was the theme.  ( I had Smaug in my mind).  I had to minimise sharp edges and again the design has to cope with the depth of the stone.

Silver smokey quartz dragon tie clip

9ct gold gives a little interest to the flames.  There’s a clip underneath and, because of the weight, I provided a safety clip.