Vintage and Decorative – 3 1/2″ 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.


Purchase Options

  • Beachcomber

    3 1/2″ American Linden Whorl
    Handpainted Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.70 oz

  • Damascene flower Ringspindle front view
    Damascene Flower

    3 1/2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Damascene Inset (Made in Spain)
    Gold Plated Ring
    1.90 oz

  • Damascene rooster Ringspindle front view
    Damascene Rooster

    3 1/2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Damascene Inset (made in Spain)
    Gold Plated Ring
    1.94 oz

  • Midnight shepherdess Ringspindle close up
    Midnight Shepherdess

    3 1/2″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Handpainted Russian Inset (signed)
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.76 oz

  • The rudraksha Spindle front view
    The Rudraksha Spindle

     3 1/2″ Bird’s Eye Maple Whorl
    Rudraksha Bead Ring (Strung with Sterling Silver Wire)
    1.71 oz

    Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yogic meditation, because of extreme fulfillment He shed out a tear. This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the Rudraksha tree.

  • Rhett and Scarlet Ringspindle front view
    Rhett and Scarlet

    3 1/2″ Walnut Whorl
    Button Inset
    Bronze Alloy Ring w/Black Finish
    2.61 oz

  • Allegory of spring Ringspindle front view
    Allegory of Spring

    3 1/2″ American Holly Whorl (North Carolina)
    Russian Handpainted on Mother of Pearl Inset w/German Silver Frame (based on famous painting by Marie Spartali Stillman)
    Vintage Sterling Silver Ring with Three Garnet Gemstones

    2.34 oz

  • Lion Ringspindle front view

    3 1/2″ Walnut Whorl
    Gold Plated Inset w/Satine Frame (Bloodwood)
    Gold Plated Ring
    2.90 oz

  • Take the fair face of woman Ringspindle front view
    Take the Fair Face of Woman

    3 1/2″ Cherry Whorl
    Handpainted Russian Inset on Mother of Pearl (set in Sterling Silver Frame)
    Sterling Silver Ring (hand tooled at our shop)
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.75 oz

    Based on a painting by Sophie Anderson
    (1823-1903) currently in a private collection.

    Full Title
    “Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, with Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things”