Titanium Inlay Rings with Opal crystals

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There is some frustration with inlay rings perhaps related to buying larger crystals, though they are done and ready to tag & display. Be prepared to buff your rings, discover crevices, add more CA, sand and rebuff to a nice result. It works! The titanium ring cores are as easy to work with compared to stainless steel and they are very light. This metal seems to make a difference with the early customers.
 

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Add crystals, add medium CA. LET CURE WELL. Turn to smooth turning the CA off of the titanium too. You’ll see the metal brighten. Wear a shield! Sand, inspect and add more CA if you see empty pits. Buff well. Admire your ring.

Next time I’ll buy both the smaller crystals and the medium sized ones.
 

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Be prepared to buff your rings, discover crevices, add more CA, sand and rebuff
I can attest to this from doing stone inlay in pens and magic wands. Haven't done one yet without dips and crevices to fill, and that's even when I overfill to avoid it.

They look great. I love the opal options. So far I have just crushed other stones I already have around, or beads that were already damaged.
 

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