Description: Diverse, extensive, and incredibly beautiful, this awe-inspiring collection features the most magnificent rings ever. With designs that range from the traditional to the very avant-garde, each of the 1,000 examples is an exceptional work of art, finely crafted by the best contemporary jewelers. Rob Jackson mixes antique industrial elements (a 100-year-old wrought iron nail) with radiant 20-karat gold and a glowing ruby for a dynamic visual contrast. Tomomi Arat's collection, Treasure from Under the Sea, captures the exoticism of ocean life: he uses pearls, enamel, and sand to create rings that look as if they were chiseled directly out of a coral reef. Among the prestigious artisans represented: Arline M. Fisch, Michael Zobel, Katja Prins, Paul Preston, and Bruce Metcalf.
When sawing through sheet metal, always keep your eyes focused slightly ahead of your saw blade. By looking several millimeters ahead, you will have less of a tendency to make "choppy" corrections when your cut strays. Just like driving a car, you want to pay attention to what's in front of you, instead of what is directly below you at that moment. The result? Smoother curves, straighter lines, and less filing / finishing.