A Graduation Present

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"Garnet Silver Weave Ring" by Lagaz Designs (Melissa Muir). August 2008. A huge emerald-cut Garnet sits securely within looping prongs. While a glittering weave of sterling silver wraps along the sides. A bold ring, with lots of sparkle!


This ring is for my twin sister, Jacquie. She's finally graduated from her University course, after 7 long years. She took a program through Brandon University called P.E.N.T. (Program for the Education of Native Teachers). It enabled her to continue working at the Junior High as an Educational Assistant, and do her Student teaching. She took time off from our school year, so that she could go back to University during the Spring/Summer courses. It was a long haul, but she made it, with the highest marks in the class!
Jacquie had gotten this lab simulated Garnet about a year ago, intending me to make a ring for her. I wanted to be able to mount the faceted stone a different way, than the way I did my Amethyst ring. While it looks similar at first glance, the looping prongs continue back into the shank of the ring. Makes for slighter bigger ring shank, but a very secure base for the gemstone. It turned out really good, and it looks pretty good on my hand too :P

Jacquie has always wanted to be a teacher, and now she gets to realize her dream this fall. She gets to teach Grade 8 in the school where we both work at, although she's not an EA anymore. I am still though *sigh* Anyways...
She's a very good teacher, strict, but fair, and always tries to make the class excting for the students. Jacquie has a passion that she wants to instill in her students, so that the learning experience is that much more enjoyable.

I am very proud of my Evil Twin, I am very proud in knowing a person like her.
Love you, Jacquie! And Congratulations!

4 comments:

Mixing-Katie August 9, 2008 at 6:55 PM  

Beautiful job! And your pictures are so lovely too - what a nice touch.

LMc October 26, 2008 at 9:08 PM  

It looks good on my hand too! Beautiful ring Melissa!

PurpleRealm October 27, 2008 at 8:44 AM  

Wow - this is absolutely stunning! Big Congrats to your sis on making it through Uni! And what a lucky gal she is to have such a loving and talented sister in you!
Hugs

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@nnette [ATCsForAll] October 30, 2008 at 11:26 PM  

This is gorgeous! I love garnets and this one is especially beautiful!

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