I have been saving pictures of the Giant Carpet Anemone for about a year now knowing that there was a ring in there. Finally finding a little time to sculpt, I had an opportunity to let the design spill out of my brain onto my ring mandrel. I have about 4 hours of work in the ring so far but I already know, it's going to be beautiful.
The key to the design is making it look like exactly like a piece of carpet. That means that the edges have to curl under and it has to have its carpet like dots on top of the anemone. It's Saturday and I don't think I have the patience for that today, maybe on Monday but if you read below, you'll see that the the gigantic carpet anemone occurs in blue, red, green, purple, and pink color. So that being the case, I want to set a round 5-6mm faceted colored stone in the center of the anemone with a 14k bezel around the stone.
Once completed, I'm pretty sure this ring is going to Rock!
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Range: Red Sea, Japan, Micronesia, Fiji
Stichodactyla gigantea, or the Gigantic Carpet Anemone, is rarely imported, grows very large (up to a meter in diameter!), has a thin central column, and has slightly longer tentacles that give this anemone a “furry” appearance. Stichodactyla gigantea resides in the shallow intertidal sand flats, where it is an opportunistic predator and scavenger, consuming animal matter, fish and invertebrates washed in and out with the tide. Like Stichodactyla haddoni, the gigantic carpet anemone will need a deep sand bed in the home aquarium, though in contrast, cannot pull itself completely beneath the sand. While the gigantic carpet anemone is not as sticky or aggressive as Haddon’s carpet anemone, it is still a predator, and will sting and consume anything brushing by its tentacles. While all large carpet anemone species need intense lighting, the gigantic carpet anemone will require the most intense. The gigantic carpet anemone occurs in blue, red, green, purple, and pink color morphs.
Information was taken from an article: Carpet Anemones: Big, Beautiful, and Deadly By Mike Maddox
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