I have designed a new range of rings that are going to Studio Ingot this week.
The first in this new series is the Ballad ring
18ct yellow gold set with natural round ruby
ballad n. 1. a simple narrative poem, often of popular origin, composed in short stanzas, esp. one of romantic character and adapted for singing...
I wanted this ring to be simple and strong, to be very clear about what it was about. It also has a good weight to it.
This is the first time I have introduced a square into a design. It is a sort of square, and is probably as square as I will get.
Perhaps the modern master of the ballad is Nick Cave: