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Vintage and Decorative – 3″ 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

  • Balinese flower walnut whorl Ringspindle front view
    Balinese Flower
    $187

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Copper Inset
    Vintage Copper Ring
    Copper Hook
    1.63 oz

  • Snow Maiden
    $197

    3 1/4″ American Holly Whorl
    Vintage Handpainted Russian Inset
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.64 oz

  • The Two Spindlers
    $197

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

  • Rachel the shepherdess ebony whorl Ringspindle front view
    Rachel the Shepherdess
    $427

    In Hebrew: רחל הרועה

    SOLD-CONTACT TOM FOR AVAILABILITY

    3″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver Bezalel Inset (Made in Palestine)
    Vintage Sterling Silver Ring w/5 Turquoise Gemstones
    2.69 oz

    “Rachel the Shepherdess”

    In the meantime, while Jacob and the shepherds were talking amongst themselves, a woman named “Rachel” came near with her father’s sheep. Rachel which signifies “a sheep” was the shepherdess of that flock and she outranked the other shepherds that were there with her. The Scriptures tells us that she was a very beautiful, humble and industrious (hard working) woman.

  • The Hebrew shepherds ebony whorl Rinspindle front view
    The Hebrew Shepherds
    $427

    3″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Bezalel Inset (Sterling Silver-Made in Palestine)
    Vintage Sterling Silver Ring with Carnelian Gemstones
    2.29 oz

    In the meantime, while Jacob and the shepherds were talking amongst themselves, a woman named “Rachel” came near with her father’s sheep. Rachel which signifies “a sheep” was the shepherdess of that flock and she outranked the other shepherds that were there with her. The Scriptures tells us that she was a very beautiful, humble and industrious (hard working) woman.

    Carnelian is know for the following properties:
    gives energy
    protects from bad vibrations
    guards against poverty
    helps give a sense of humor
    calms the temper

  • Love, hope, faith VI ebony whorl Ringspindle front view
    Love, Hope, Faith VI
    $157

    3″ Ebony  Whorl
    Silver Plated Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.98 oz

  • NIRVANA
    $217

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Bronze Inset w/4 Jade Gemstones
    Vintage Bronze/Enamel Ring
    2.16 oz

  • Star of David-Carnelian ebony whorl Ringspindle front view
    Star of David-Carnelian
    $297

    3″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver Bezalel Inset (Made in Palestine)
    Vintage Sterling Silver Ring with Natural Carnelian Gemstones
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.34 oz

  • Snowflakes Ringspindle front view
    Snowflakes
    $157

    3″ Maple Whorl
    Snowflake Obsidian Inset
    Ox Horn Ring
    1.87 oz

  • Rivkah at the Well
    $427

    3″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Bezalel Sterling Silver Inset (Made in Palestine)
    Vintage Sterling Silver Ring w/three .915 Carat Turquoise Gemstones (total=2.745 cts)
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.33 oz

    “Rebekah” in Hebrew.

    Genesis 24: 17-20

    The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”
    “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
    After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking.”
    So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.

  • Flemish strapwork Ringspindle front view
    Flemish Strapwork
    $197

    3″ Cherry Whorl (Finely Scrolled and Handcarved)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.44 oz

  • Kookaburra Ringspindle front view
    Kookaburra
    $247

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Sterling Silver Inset (Genuine Norseland-Reg. U.S. Patent Office)Vintage Sterling Silver Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.14 oz

  • Spider Ringspindle front view
    Spider
    $187

    3″ Butternut Whorl
    Finely Scrolled
    Handpainted by Jan Elliott
    Vintage Natural Bone/Brass Ring
    1.13 oz

  • Life Ringspindle close up
    Life
    $227

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Russian Mother of Pearl Inset with .076 Carat Sapphire Gemstone
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.50 oz

    The sapphire is called the “Stone of Destiny”. Sapphires contribute to mental clarity and perception. They can promote financial rewards. The sapphire is the symbol of heaven and joyful devotion to God.

     

  • Deborah Ringspindle front view
    Deborah
    $427

    3″ Ebony Whorl
    Vintage Bezalel Sterling Silver Inset Made in Palestine
    Vintage Sterling Silver/Mother of Pearl Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.44 oz

    Deborah was a Judge of Israel who lived about 3000 years ago, during a time when the nation was ruled by judges instead of kings.She was the only female Judge of Israel. She was also a prophet, and the wife of Lappidoth. She held court in Ephraim in a place called “Deborah’s Palm Tree,” and the Israelites came to her to decide their disputes.
    She called upon the warrior, Barak, and through a message from God told him to mobilize 10,000 men from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun to fight the army of king Jabin of Hazor in Canaan. Barak agrees to go to battle, but only if Deborah comes with him. Deborah accompanies the army, but warns Barak that the honor of conquering Sisera (King Jabin’s general) will go to a woman instead of him.
    Sisera marched his entire army, including 900 iron chariots to the Kishon River. Deborah told Barak “Now is the time for action! The Lord leads on! He has already delivered Sisera into your hand.” Barak leads his army down the slopes of Mount Tabor and defeats the enemy. Sisera, who escaped the slaughter by the Israelites, is killed by Jael, a woman, who drives a peg through his head while he is sleeping. This fulfills Deborah’s prophecy that Sisera would fall to a woman.

  • Pierced silver Ringspindle front view
    Pierced Silver
    $177

    3″ American Linden Whorl (dyed)
    Silver Plated Inset
    Pierced Silver Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.19 oz

  • Autumn Ringspindle front view
    Autumn
    $207

    3″ Butternut Whorl
    Handpainted Russian Mother of Pearl Inset with German Silver Frame
    Sterling Silver Hook
    Dyed Bone Ring
    1.73 oz

  • Ernst glass button III Ringspindle front view
    Ernst Glass Button III
    $227

    3″ Satine Whorl
    Ernst Glass Button in Holly Frame
    Dyed Bone Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.23 oz

  • Flores y cerezas Ringspindle
    Flores y Cerezas
    $117

    3″ Cherry Whorl
    Cloisonne Ring

    1.57 oz

  • Buddha Ringspindle front view
    Buddha
    $217

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Cinnabar Inset
    Vintage Cinnabar Ring
    1.95 oz

  • Love, hope, faith VII front view
    Love, Hope, Faith VII
    $127

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Gold Plated Ring
    1.61 oz

  • Cinnabar Ringspindle close up
    Cinnabar
    $177

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Cinnabar Inset
    Vintage Cinnabar Ring
    1.85 oz

  • Blue beauty Ringspindle side view
    Blue Beauty
    $137

    3″ American Holly Whorl
    Dyed Bone Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    1.53 oz

  • Love's messenger Ringspindle front view
    Love's Messenger
    $327

    3″ Satine Whorl
    Russian Handpainted on Mother of Pearl Inset w/German Silver Frame (based on famous painting by Marie Spartali Stillman)
    Sterling Silver Ring
    Sterling Silver Hook
    2.59 oz

  • The brothers grimm Ringspindle front view
    The Brothers Grimm (Hansel & Gretel)
    $317

    3″ Butternut Whorl
    Vintage Halcyon Days Enamels Inset with Gold Plated Frame (Bilston, England)
    Handpainted Wood Ring
    1.80 oz

  • Buddha's eye Ringspindle front view
    Buddha's Eye
    $157

    3″ Cherry Whorl
    Turquoise/Coral/Brass Inset
    Dyed Bone/Brass Ring
    1.34 oz

    Turquoise properties are known to:

    • Neutralizes overacidity
    • Alleviates rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections
    • Increases growth, muscular strength
    • Alleviates pain, relaxes cramps
    • Contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects
  • Happy song V Ringspindle close up
    Happy Song V
    $167

    3″ CherryWhorl
    Enamel/Silver Inset
    Dyed Bone/Brass Ring
    2.05 oz

  • Damascene ram Ringspindle front view
    Damascene Ram
    $217

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Vintage Damascene Inset in Ebony Frame
    Vintage Damascene Ring
    2.19 oz

  • From the olive branch Ringspindle front view
    From the Olive Branch II
    $157

    3″ Butternut Whorl
    Olivewood Inset from the Holy Land
    Sterling Silver Ring
    1.67 oz

  • Pink martini Ringspindle close up
    Pink Martini
    $167

    3″ Holly Whorl
    Painted Peruvian Inset w/Ebony Center
    Enamel/Brass Ring
    1.77 oz

  • Brother sun, sister moon Ringspindle front view
    Brother Sun, Sister Moon
    $217

    3″ Cherry Whorl
    Vintage Handcarved Bone Inset in Sterling Silver Frame
    Handcarved Bone Ring (Strung with Sterling Silver Wire)
    2.16 oz

  • Southwest sunshine Ringspindle front view
    Southwest Sunshine
    $147

    3″ Walnut Whorl
    Porcelain Inset w/Kiln Fired Glaze
    Enamel/Brass Ring
    1.83 oz