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Vintage and Decorative – 3 1/4″ 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

  • Ruby sunshine Ringspindle front view
    Ruby Sunshine
    $237

    3 1/4″ Yellowheart Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver Inset w/two .070 ct Natural Ruby Gemstones (total=.140 cts)
    Vintage Sterling Silver Ring w/three Carnelian Gemstones
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.32 oz

  • MOUNTAIN GIRL AT SUNSET
    $157

    3 1/4″ Walnut
    Vintage Russian Handpainted Inset
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.60 oz

     

  • Three Spindlers walnut whorl Ringspindle front view
    The Three Spindlers
    $197

    3 1/4″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Handpainted Russian Inset (Palekh)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.50 oz

  • Winter ebony whorl Ringspindle front view
    Winter
    $237

    3 1/4″ Ebony Whorl
    Russian Handpainted Mother of Pearl Inset with .145 Carat Blue Moonstone Gemstone
    Dyed Bone & Wood Ring
    2.36 oz

  • Tropical Songbirds
    $187

    3 1/4″ American Holly Whorl
    Handpainted Inset
    Handpainted Ring

  • Field mouse butternut whorl Ringspindle front view
    Field Mouse
    $197

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Vintage Handpainted Crummles inset (Made in England)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.74 oz

  • Star goddess ebony whorl Ringspindle front view
    Star Goddess
    $227

    3 1/4″ Ebony Whorl
    White Bronze/Enamel Inset (Peter Stone Designs)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    Sterling Stilver Hook
    2.23 oz

  • Mouse vintage Ringspindle front view
    Mouse
    $207

    CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE-ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Needlefelt Inset by Tracey Dunn (Mid Wales…The Fiber is from her Own Sheep)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.49 oz

  • Border collie Ringspindle front view
    Border Collie
    $227

    CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE-ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Needlefelt Inset by Tracey Dunn (Mid Wales…The Fiber is from her Own Sheep)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.41 oz

  • Hare at the full moon Ringspindle front view
    Hare at the Full Moon
    $227

    CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE-ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Needlefelt Inset by Tracey Dunn (Mid Wales…The Fiber is from her Own Sheep)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.37 oz

  • Lambing season Ringspindle front view
    Lambing Season
    $227

    CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE-ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Needlefelt Inset by Tracey Dunn (Mid Wales…The Fiber is from her Own Sheep)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.37 oz

  • Yellow brick road Ringspindle front view
    Yellow Brick Road
    $237

    Comes with Box Base (see below)

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Halcyon Days Enamels Inset w/Gold Plated Frame (Bilston & Battersea for Smithsonian Institution)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.81 oz

    Yellow brick road box base front
    Yellow Brick Road Box Base Rear
    Yellow brick road box base front
    Yellow Brick Road Box Base Front
  • Gaia II Ringspindle front view
    Gaia II
    $207

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    White Bronze/Enamel Inset (Peter Stone Designs)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    2.06 oz

    According to Greek Mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Also, parent of Uranus and the Mother Earth Goddess.

  • Celtic druid tree of life Ringspindle front view
    Celtic Druid Tree of Life
    $167

    3 1/4″ Buternut Whorl
    White Bronze/Enamel Inset (Peter Stone Designs)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.58 oz

  • Northern pintails Ringspindle front view
    Northern Pintails
    $177

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    INSET FROM THE CRUMMLES AND STAFFORDSHIRE ENAMELS ARCHIVE……..HAND PAINTED ENAMEL ON COPPER
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.69 oz

  • Howling wolf Ringspindle front view
    Howling Wolf
    $207

    3 1/4″ Walnut Whorl (dyed)
    Sterling Silver/Enamel Inset (Peter Stone Designs)
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.59 oz

  • Inuit snow dance Ringspindle front view
    Inuit Snow Dance
    $257

    3 1/4″ Russian Bog Oak Whorl (5,460 years old +-50 and comes with a Carbon Dated Certificate of Age)
    Vintage Enamel/Gold Plated Inset in Holly Frame
    Bone Ring
    2.23 oz

  • Unicorn Ringspindle front view
    Unicorn
    $217

    3 1/4″ Holly Whorl
    Vintage Limoges Enamel/Brass Inset
    Dyed Bone Ring
    2.22 oz

  • Frogs Ringspindle front view
    Frogs
    $197

    3 1/4″ Walnut Whorl
    Gold Plated Ring
    Brass Inset (Painted)
    2.64 oz

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning Ringspindle front view
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    $287

    Series of The Poetry of Love Edition by English Enamels-© The Franklin Mint)

    3 1/4″ Satine Whorl
    Vintage English Enamels Inset-The Poetry Society)
    Vintage Enamel/Brass Ring
    2.35 oz

    “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height”

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL POEM

  • Autumn II Ringspindle front view
    Autumn II
    $237

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Vintage Halcyon Days Enamels Inset
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.94 oz

  • Harvest moon Ringspindle front view
    Harvest Moon
    $167

    3 1/4″ American Linden (Dyed)
    Handpainted Inset
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.37 oz

  • Maiden of the coral seas Ringspindle front view
    Maiden of the Coral Seas
    $227

    3 1/4″ Mahogany Whorl
    Handpainted Russian Inset (signed) with .100 Carat Coral Gemstone
    Dyed Bone Ring
    Copper Hook
    1.54 oz

  • Celtic shamrock III Ringspindle close up
    Celtic Shamrock III
    $167

    3 1/4″ American Linden Whorl
    Enamel/Silver Inset from the United Kingdom
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.80 oz

  • Botticelli Ringspindle close up
    Botticelli
    $277

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Vintage Crummels Enamels Inset (Limited Edition 31/250) with Gold Plated Frame
    Brass Ring (Fabricated at our Shop)
    2.10 oz

  • Pillar Guri Ringspindle front view
    Pillar Guri
    $227

    3 1/4″ Butternut Whorl
    Handpainted Inset by Lucinda Bush
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.49 oz

    Click Here to Read Story of Pillar Guri

    Click Here to See Statue of Pillar Guri in Norway

  • Owl II Ringspindle front view
    Owl II
    $247

    3 1/4″ Ebony Whorl
    Bone Ring
    Vintage Inlaid Coral, Turquoise, Black Onyx, Mother of Pearl, & Abalone Inset
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.30 oz

  • Summer
    $227

    3 1/4″ Kentucky Coffee Wood
    Vintage Mixed Shell Inlay Inset w/.105 Carat Citrine Gemstone
    Dyed Bone Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.94 oz

  • To my valentine Ringspindle close up
    To My Valentine
    $187

    3 1/4″ Satine Whorl
    INSET FROM THE CRUMMLES AND STAFFORDSHIRE ENAMELS ARCHIVE……..HAND PAINTED ENAMEL ON COPPER
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.92 oz

  • I Love You
    $187

    3 1/4″ Satine Whorl
    INSET FROM THE CRUMMLES AND STAFFORDSHIRE ENAMELS ARCHIVE……..HAND PAINTED ENAMEL ON COPPER
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.97 oz

  • Ladybugs Ringspindle front view
    Ladybugs
    $187

    3 1/4″ Walnut Whorl
    Silver Plated Ring
    Pewter Inset
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.88 oz

  • Parrot Ringspindle front view
    Parrot
    $187

    3 1/4″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Enamel on Copper Inset
    Vintage Bone Chip Ring
    2.34 oz

  • The Rudraksha spindle V close up
    The Rudraksha Spindle V
    $187

    3 1/4″ Bird’s Eye Maple Whorl
    Tibetan Silver/Turquoise Inset
    Rudraksha Bead Ring (strung with Sterling Silver Wire)
    2.22 oz