Workbench Journal – Green Garnets & Cabochon

Wednesday, 4 pm

The garnets in question provide eye-catching accents and visual balance. This type of garnet is called Demantoid Garnet. Olivine is another name for this remarkable gem.

The garnet has been known to Middle-Eastern, African and European cultures since ancient times, but the first demantoid garnets were discovered in 1868, in the Ural Mountains of Russia.

“Rayeann Rogers selected the tourmaline cabochon as the centerpiece for her ring.  I’ve had this one for years, since back when I lived in New Mexico,” recalls Silvio. “The ring we ended up designing suits it perfectly. It has unique transparency and depth for such a large gem,” he observes.

Rayeann and George Rogers own The Bottomless Pit, on 108, in Jeffersonville. You have certainly noticed their colorful and attractive food truck on the side of the road, and many of you have probably enjoyed several dishes from their tasty menu.

“For the setting, I recycled an old 14K gold band Rayeann brought in. This is what I was hammering down the other day. We posted a picture in the previous article. The shank is fine silver.

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