Prong-Set Fordite Crescent Moon Cuff in Brass
This incredible "gemstone" moon isn't actually a gem at all; it is hundreds of layers of hardened car paint, called Fordite. Skilled stone cutters cut this material to create striking cabochons. This cab is flat and about 5mm thick, with whorls of white yellow, red, metallic black, & blue. I created a prong setting, so that you can see all the stripy side layers of paint. The prongs are soldered to a textured brass cuff that is 3/4" wide. The moon measures 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/8" tall.