Tuesday, May 15, 2012

To Manifest

  
18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


manifest adj. 1. readily perceived by the eye or the understanding 2. to make manifest...



18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire



This ring is a larger version of the Pledge ring. The top will fit an 8mm round stone.

I think that the longer I make the simpler my work is becoming.
I want to make work that will wear well, and is not about fashion, but about beautiful materials used simply.
I have been hesitant about using larger stones, as often in the jewellery world, larger is seen as better and the word bling comes into play, a word that I do not like, as bling work seems to be a statement about money and status, more than about worth.

I made this ring because I loved this stone when I first saw it.
So it lead me to making a larger setting to hold it.
I wanted the ring - like the Pledge and the To Hold rings, to look worn, old and wonky.
Like a ring that had a history to it.
When I see these colours together, I always think of the sea. These sapphires are not just one colour and change according to the light, a lot like the sea and rock pools, which is why I mostly look for these stones, and that is what makes them precious to me.
There is only one of these rings. I do not make 2 or 3 and have them in reserve stock as there is only one of these stones.



18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire



18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire



 18ct yellow gold To Manifest ring set with 8mm round Australian Parti sapphire


The To Manifest ring with 18ct yellow gold Ceylon sapphire Sonnet ring
To give you an idea of scale,the Sonnet ring has a 2.5mm round sapphire (this ring is at Studio Ingot)

The To Manifest ring is at e.g.etal