DIY: Cabochon Ring

Cabochon rings are beautiful, and when I received one in my monthly Julep box a few months ago I was super excited.  The only thing that could make it even better?… a create-your-own cabochon!

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You can find and purchase DIY cabochon rings by doing a Google search.  Once you receive the rings, get your favorite nail polishes ready and have fun creating your own, personalized, one-of-a-kind rings!

You’re going to need a clear base polish to get started in order to prevent any chips, I used No Chips Ahead by Essie.  My color choices were Galaxy by Jade Diamond, a beautiful golden shimmer polish, and The Mistress by Urban Lacquer, an incredible glitter bomb and one of my favorite polishes that I own.

Step 1:  Apply a medium layer of clear polish to the flat side of stone.

Step 2:  Once the clear coat has dried, apply your color of choice over the clear coat.  Be sure to allow enough time for the polish to dry between layers.  This is very important, you don’t want the layers to be sticky!

Step 3:  Apply a clear top coat to seal the polish and let polish dry completely to prevent any smudges.

Step 4:  If you’re using an overall solid color for your ring, you’ll skip this step.  If your’re going to be using a glitter polish that has a clear base, like The Mistress does, you may want to use a solid color base coat so that the color of the ring’s setting doesn’t show through.  I wanted a golden base coat for my ring, so I applied the golden color to the setting (see pictures below), and applied the glitter polish to the stone.

Step 5:  Once all of the polish has dried completely, place the cabochon stone into the setting, flat side down.  Angle the prongs of the setting against a hard surface and fold in to secure the stone.

Step 6:  Show it off and enjoy!  🙂

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