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Vintage and Decorative – 2″ Models

Golding “Vintage and Decorative RingSpindles” are one-of-a-kind spindles made with rings other than the standard bronze alloy ring that surrounds the whorl, and/or with decorative whorl insets. Most of the ring collection is of vintage stock, made from a variety of unique and interesting materials:

  • etched sterling silver
  • etched brass
  • etched copper
  • mother of pearl
  • turquoise
  • cloisonne
  • horn
  • bone
  • abalone
  • malachite
  • needlepoint

With the weight still on the outer circumference in the form of a ring, these spindles spin as well as the ones made with the bronze alloy ring, and with such an extensive collection of rings and decorative insets the artistic possibilities are endless.

The whorls are made from black walnut, cherry, linden, ebony, butternut, or purpleheart. Many of the wooden whorls have designs that are finely scrolled and handcarved by either Tom or Seth, or are handpainted by artist Jan Elliott. Whorls may have decorative insets of turquoise, sterling silver, handpainted Russian lacquer, Damascene, Italian micro-mosaic, and many other materials to choose from.

How to Order:
Use the “add to cart” button for spindles that are currently available for sale. 

While most of the “Vintage and Decorative Spindles are one-of-a-kind, we may have materials available to make a spindle that’s similar to one that’s been sold. You can contact Tom at 1-800-710-1872 or email him, and he’ll email you photos of similar rings and/or insets to choose from. An order will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.

WE WILL REGULARLY POST NEW SPINDLES

Purchase Options

  • "SEA TURTLE"
    $237

    2″ American Linden Whorl
    Sterling Silver/Enamel Inset (Peter Stone Designs)
    Vintage Sterling Silver Ring

    0.91 oz   SOLD AND UNAVAILABLE

     

  • Shepherdess by the sea Ringspindle close up
    Shepherdess by the Sea
    $97

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Button Inset (artist unknown)
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
    .62 oz

  • "MOSQUE"
    $187

    2″ Butternut Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver/Abalone Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.99 oz

  • Drago's blood jasper II American Holly Rinspindle side view
    Dragon's Blood Jasper II
    $187

    2″ Bloodwood
    American Holly Inset w/27.4 ct Dragon’s  Blood Jasper Natural Gemstone Inset in American Holly Frame
    Copper Ring (handtooled at our shop)
    0.99 oz

  • Malachite Spindle
    $117

    “MALACHITE SPINDLE”
     (one available)

    2 3/8″ Walnut
    Vintage Malachite Double Rings
    1.07 oz

     

  • Ernst glass button II Kentucky coffee wood whorl Ringspindle front view
    Ernst Glass Button II
    $167

    2″ Kentucky Coffee Wood Whorl
    Ernst Glass Button Inset
    Copper Ring (Handtooled at our Shop)
    0.95 oz

  • "ZOROASTRIAN FIRE TEMPLE" "Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds"
    $127

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Brass/Acrylic Inset
    Roman Style Bronze Ring
    0.76 oz

  • Pianoforte
    $197

    2 3/8″  Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver Inset
    Silver Plated Ring Strung with Sterling Silver 16 Gauge Wire
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.54 oz

     

  • Micro mosaic II walnut whorl Ringspindle front view
    Micro Mosaic II
    $137

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Micro Mosaic Inset (Italy)
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.98 oz

  • Celtic triquetra cherry whorl Ringspindle close up
    Celtic Triquetra
    $157

    2″ Cherry Whorl
    Enamel/Silver Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring (handtooled at our shop)
    0.80 oz

  • Mount Fuji walnut whorl Ringspindle front view
    Mount Fuji
    $127

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Damascene Inset (Japan)
    Black Finish Ring
    0.65 oz

  • Sapphire sand dollar Ringspindle front view
    Sapphire Sand Dollar
    $197

    2″ Bird’s Eye Maple Whorl
    Sterling Silver Inset w/5 Sapphire Gemstones (Peter Stone Designs)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.72 oz

  • Damascene bird Ringspindle front view
    Damascene Bird
    $127

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Damascene Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Bake-on Finish
    0.72 oz

  • Sand dollar Ringspindle front view
    Sand Dollar
    $177

    2″ Bird’s Eye Maple Whorl
    White Bronze  Inset by Peter Stone
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.86 oz

  • Marcasite star of David front view
    Marcasite Star of David
    $197

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver/Marcasite Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.82 oz

  • The young shepherdess RIngspindle front view
    The Young Shepherdess
    $117

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Handmade Mother of Pearl Inset
    Black Finish Ring
    0.70 oz

  • Spider XVI Ringspindle front view
    Spider XVI
    $97

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Gold-Plated Spider
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.64 oz

  • Ocean life Ringspindle front view
    Ocean Life II(The Great Cthulhu)
    $117

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    White Bronze/ Emerald Enamel Inset w/Coral Gemstones (Peter Stone Designs)
    Black Finish Ring
    0.78 oz

  • Southwest gem Ringspindle front view
    Southwest Gem
    $197

    2″ Bird’s Eye Maple Whorl
    Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver/Turquoise Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.83 oz

  • Celtic tree of life Ringspindle side view
    Celtic Tree of Life VI (gold plated)
    $97

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Gold Plated Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.84 oz

  • Silver dragonfly Ringspindle front view
    Silver Dragonfly
    $91

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Antiqued Silver Plated Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Bake-on Finish
    0.69 oz

  • Scottish thistle V RIngspindle close up
    Scottish Thistle V
    $157

    2 ” American Holly Whorl (dyed)
    Enamel/Silver Inset (from the UK)
    Sterling Silver Ring (handtooled at our shop)
    0.73 oz

  • Nepalese mandala Ringspindle front view
    Nepalese Mandala
    $83

    2″ TIBETAN SILVER w/Coral Stones
    Handmade by the Newa People of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
    0.49 oz

  • viking spindle 2 inch walnut whorl front view
    Viking Spindle
    $107

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Sterling Silver Inset (Peter Stone Designs)
    Inlaid Black Finish Ring
    0.79 oz

  • Sevillanas Ringspindle front view
    Sevillanas
    $97

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Spanish Damascene Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.78 oz

  • Griffin Ringspindle front view
    Griffin
    $122

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Gold Plated Inset (MMA-Metropolitan Museum of Art)
    Inlaid Black Finish Ring
    0.76 oz

  • Book of Kells II Ringspindle front view
    Book of Kells II
    $127

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Lovell Designs Inset (paint on mixed metals)
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
    0.95 oz

  • Pillar guri III Ringspindle front view
    Pillar Guri III
    $117

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Pewter Inset (Made in Norway)
    Black Finish Ring
    0.77 oz

  • Hebrew prayer VI Ringspindle front view
    Hebrew Prayer VI
    $157

    “Sh’ma”
    (The central creed of Judaism   translates,”Hear O’ Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.)

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Rhodium Plated Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.96 oz

  • Night owl II RIngspindle
    Night Owl II
    $101

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Enamel/Gold Plated Inset
    Bake-on Finish Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.83 oz

  • Luna Ringspindle close up
    Luna
    $107

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Pewter Inset
    Black Finish Ring
    0.83 oz

  • Full moon Ringspindle front view
    Full Moon
    $107

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Pewter Inset (Danforth Pewter-Middlebury, Vermont)
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Bake-on Finish
    0.75 oz

  • Twilight Ringspindle side view
    Twilight
    $217

    SOLD AND UNAVAILABLE

    2″ Satine Whorl
    Vintage Rose Bronze French Inset (signed) by 19th-20th Century Medallist Armand Bargas (from Day-Night Series).  “Crepuscule” means twilight.
    Copper Ring (handtooled at our shop)
    0.97 oz

  • Under the stars Ringspindle close up
    Under the Stars
    $217

    2″ Satine Whorl
    Vintage Rose Bronze French Inset (signed) by 19th-20th Century Medallist Armand Bargas (from Day-Night Series).  “Nuit” means night.
    Copper Ring (handtooled at our shop)
    1.02 oz

  • Copper Tree of Life II
    $147

    2″ Kentucky Coffee Wood Whorl
    Copper Plated Inset
    Copper Ring (handtooled at our shop)
    0.75  oz

  • Viking ship Ringspindle front view
    Viking Ship
    $227

    2″ English Bog Oak Whorl-approximate age is 5,000 years old (From The Fens, near Norwalk)
    Sterling Silver Inset (Shetland Jewelry)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.71 oz

  • Garnet Wreath
    $197

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver/Marcasite/Garnet Inset w/Pink Ivory Center
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.93 oz

  • Peer gynt II Ringspindle front view
    Peer Gynt II
    $97

    Peer Gynt is one of the most widely performed Norwegian plays, a Fairy Tale by Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Pewter Inset
    Inlaid Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
    0.70 oz

  • Celtic harp Ringspindle front view
    Celtic Harp
    $127

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Enamel/Gold Plated Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.81 oz

  • English amber Ringspindle front view
    English Amber
    $227

    2″ English Bog Oak Whorl-approximate age is 5,000 years old (From The Fens, near Norwalk)
    Sterling Silver Inset with Amber Gemstone (Shetland Jewelry)
    Sterling Silver Ring (Handtooled at our Shop)
    0.76 oz

    Amber energy properties

    • Brings a care free, sunny disposition
    • Promotes good luck and success
    • Dissolves oppositionsHealers use it for:
    • stomach, spleen and kidney complaints
    • joint problems
    • teething pain in babies
  • Heart of Tibet Ringspindle close up
    Heart of Tibet
    $147

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Tibetan Silver W/Four Turquoise Stones Inset
    (not shown)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.67 oz

  • Snowman Ringspindle front view
    Snowman
    $117

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Halcyon Days Enamels Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.75 oz

  • Claddagh Ringspindle front view
    Claddagh
    $147

    2″ Cherry Whorl
    Enamel/Silver Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring (handtooled at our shop)
    0.75 oz

  • Viking ship X Ringspindle close up
    Viking Ship X
    $97

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Pewter Inset
    Inlaid Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
    0.71 oz

  • Mallard Ringspindle close up
    Mallard
    $137

    2″ Holly Whorl
    Handpainted on Wood Inset (signed)
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
    0.63 oz

    Below:  Views of Mallard
  • Literary arts Ringspindle front view
    Literary Arts
    $137

    2 ” Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Cast Bronze Inset
    (Huguenin Locle)
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.82 oz

  • Star of David Ringspindle close up
    Celtic Star of David
    $187

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Sterling Silver Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring (handtooled at our shops)
    0.97 oz

  • Holland Ringspindle front view
    Holland
    $147

    2″ Cherry Whorl
    Vintage Porecelain Inset (Made in Holland)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.77 oz

  • Shiva Ringspindle close up
    Shiva
    $207

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Sterling Silver Inset (Thailand)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.84 oz

  • Marcasite ring of hearts Ringspindle front view
    Marcasite Ring of Hearts
    $217

    2″ Satine Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver/Marcasite Inset (Danecraft) with Ebony Center
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.61 oz

  • Sleipnir I Ringspindle close up
    Sleipnir I
    $177

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Sterling Silver Inset (Shetland Jewelry)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.56 oz

    Design depicts Chief of the Norse Gods, Orin, riding his eight-legged Horse (Sleipnir)

  • Celtic tree of life IX Ringspindle front view
    Celtic Tree of Life IX
    $101

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Pewter Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Bake-On Finish
    0.77 oz

  • Celtic cross X Ringspindle front view
    Celtic Cross X
    $177

    2″ Cherry Whorl Pewter Inset with 1.71 carat Citrine Gemstone (dark)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.67 oz

    Citrine is known as the stone of the mind and as well as healing digestive disorders is called the “lucky” stone.  Also fights depression as well as:

    • increase self esteem
    • protect from the negative energy from someone else’s abuse
    • open the mind to new thoughts
    • promote clarity of thought
  • Silver spider Ringspindle front view
    Silver Spider
    $145

    SOLD-CONTACT TOM FOR AVAILABILITY

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Silver Plated Spider
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.83 oz

  • Scottish thistle II Ringspindle close up
    Scottish Thistle II
    $187

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Sterling Silver Inset (Shetland Jewelry)
    Sterling Silver Ring (Handtooled at our shop)
    0.79 oz

  • Sunface III Ringspindle
    Sunface III
    $91

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Bone Inset Handcarved inThailand
    Black Finish Ring
    0.86 oz

  • Om of the lotus Ringspindle
    Om of the Lotus
    $167

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Pewter Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.82 oz


  • Great wave Ringspindle close up
    Great Wave
    $157

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Lovell Designs Inset (paint on mixed metals)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.99 oz

  • Lady and the grasshopper Ringspindle front view
    Lady and the Grasshopper
    $217

    2″ Kentucky Coffee Wood Whorl
    Vintage Copper Inset by Armand Bargas (extrememly rare from the Ant & Grasshopper series)
    Copper Ring
    0.67 oz

  • The quendale beast Ringspindle side view
    "THE QUENDALE BEAST"
    $237

    2″ English Bog Oak Whorl (Approximately 5,000 years old)
    Sterling Silver Inset in Purpleheart Frame
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.88 oz

    $237

    The Quendale Beast – Originally a large bronze “Harness” ornament found in Quendale, Shetland (Island) dating from the Viking occupation. The head was missing when found and this part was designed by Jack Rae to complement the original Nordic piece. Click here to see the original ornament.

  • Ram Ringspindle front view
    Ram
    $187

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Cast Sterling Silver Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.82 oz

  • Silver mermaid Ringspindle front view
    Silver Mermaid
    $177

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Silver Plated Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.96 oz

  • Maternal love Ringspindle front view
    Maternal Love
    $227

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Silver Plated Inset by M. de Rudder (Gant, Belgium)
    Vintage Silver Plated Ring
    1.10 oz

  • Dying to live Ringspindle close up
    Dying to Live
    $137

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Huguenin Le Locle Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    1.01  oz

  • Viking ship V Ringspindle side view
    Viking Ship V
    $171

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Inset is Scrimshaw by Jan Elliot on Vintage Ivory
    Bronze Alloy Ring
    0.77 oz

  • Earth child Ringspindle front view
    Earth Child
    $187

    2″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver Inset
    Sterling Silver Ring
    0.79 oz

  • Mountain sunset Ringspindle front view
    Mountain Sunset
    $127

    2″ Walnut Whorl
    Handpainted Ukrainian Inset
    Bronze Ring w/Bake-on Finish
    0.84 oz