With this ring , I wanted to match the color of the cubic zirconium in enamel panels around the ring. Some enamel colors, like red and yellow will react with the silver and turn into muddy colors. I used silver metal clay to make the ring. After it was finished, I fired 22k gold paste in the panels and fired again. The transparent raspberry enamel was applied and fired as usual. The gold allowed the red/orange color to keep its brilliance. Now I have to get back to making house warming gifts. Have a good holiday everyone.