Posted 5 years ago
I found this frosted beach glass broken bottle top awhile ago on my beach and put it in my curiosity coconut bowl full of beach shells, fossils, bones and other found flotsam - Curiosities! Sorry It's hard to shoot this - first is front, 2nd side view which shows sterling frame better and 3 shows the framing needed to secure the glass.
My friend Claudia a student at GIA visited me and asked about it. "Well, because it would make a perfect ring, it's curved, green and it came from outside". She needed a class project and took it to downtown Los Angeles jewelry district to make it into a ring. When we went to pick it up later all the craftsmen came out to see what we thought. That was special! Turns out it was a difficult project because her wax carving was actual size (shrinkage not figured in). And working with glass and high heat is tricky. We loved it. She got a good grade and I have this wonderful sentimental ring: Found on my beach, made by a dear friend, appreciated by pros.
PLUS, because it's size 6 opening I don't think it was a medicine bottle - pop or beer bottle? 2 grooves where the craftsmen put the silver bands. The glass must be old? There's the mystery friends.