18ct Yellow Gold, Rubies, Sapphires, Black Rhodium
BLACK SPIKED RING
From Hannah’s inaugural collection that grasps at the very roots of rock n’ roll, this ring is a stand out collector’s piece.
Turning precious stones quite literally on their head, the Spike Ring is a statement in subversive luxury – elegant, hard-hitting and sculptural. Wear it by day, by night or all through a night.
Edition of 35
Solid 18 Carat Yellow Gold with Rubies and Sapphires. Finished with Black Rhodium.
This ring weighs 19.6 grams of 18 carat yellow gold and has approximately 5 carats of sapphires and 2.5 carats of rubies. All the stones are diamond cut and pavé set, upside down. This piece was originally hand-carved in wax. The ring is hand-made and set in London.
Maximum height (front of ring) 14mm
Minimum height (back of ring) 3.5mm
For me, this ring epitomises the collection ‘It’s Only Rock N’ Roll’. The collection as a whole has a special place in my heart as it was the inaugural collection I designed and launched under my own name, and is truly the roots of the brand and my design history.
The collection is about exploring the juxtaposition of the wild, raw emotion of rock and roll and the world of luxury. I wanted the pieces to be a rebellion, in fine jewellery.
I was looking at all the classic visual codes of the punk movement and rock and roll culture – safety pins, studs, straps, spikes. By turning the stones upside down in this ring it gives that sense of being ‘studded’, but with the decadence of those studs being sapphires and rubies, set into gold.
As with many of the pieces in this collection I used a dark colour palette, with just hints of deep red coming from the rubies scattered across the ring. I wanted to uphold that feeling of a slightly menacing, but beautifully elegant, power. The power of youth, rebellion and pure, unbridled passion.