Through the process building the bank of ring forms, a few design and construction issues have arisen. The main issue, which has come to light, is the triangular section (with the apex facing toward the wearer).
Due to the inherent shape of the design the form has to be shaped in two parts. One face is cut whilst still attached to the rod and the other when the form has been parted from the rod. There were also the limitation of the collet on the lathe being used, a delrin collar was created.
The issues arose when shaping the face once the form was in the collar. The heat created once the ring shank was being turned was enough to soften the delrin. This “softening” allowed the ring to be push into the collar once enough force was place on the form when cutting.
Even without the form reaching its full potential, the effect the form has can be seen. The ring stands back and away from the wear. Evoking a feeling of distance, remoteness and detachment.
There will be further investigation of variations of this form and further experimentation into construction methods.