The other day I was at the retail store Target. In the clearance jewelry case was a gold pendant with 7 cubic zirconium stones lined up vertically from largest to smallest. I think it was on clearance because some how the pendant got bent, making the stones look misaligned. I bought it for a whopping 5 bucks and it even came with a gold colored chain.
I took a coat hanger and made a polished ring. Then I polished a little hex nut and soldered it on. The stone is set with gorilla super glue. I think it looks nice especially for only costing 75 cents.
The process to making this is very similar to my Crystal Ring