18 carat gold, diamonds, sapphires, black jade
Delicate white gold and diamonds tightly bind a shaft of black jade along the finger in this truly unique ring from the collection Somebody’s Sins.
Deepest blue sapphires are set at either end of the jade, in a subtly dark colour palette that intrigues the eye and captures the imagination. The fluid lines of the flowing gold contrast beautifully with the brutal lines of the hard black jade – feminine meeting masculine creating an exciting vitality that is hard to resist.
Edition of 20.
18 carat white gold with 18 carat rose gold & black rhodium details. Deep blue sapphires, oval cut. White diamonds, pavé set. Carved black jade.
This ring weighs 11.5 grams of 18 carat white and rose gold. It has approximately 0.3 carats of white brilliant cut pavé set diamonds and 0.5 carats of dark blue oval cut sapphires set in 18ct white gold black rhodium plated bezels.These are then set into a hand carved jade bar. The ring is handcrafted and the stones are set by hand in London.
Maximum height: 30mm
Maximum length up/down finger: 36mm
Maximum length above finger: 11mm
Maximum width of ring shank: 6mm
Jade bar: 30x6 mm
This ring is about binding, and the tension this restraint creates. The hard, clean lines of the shaft of black jade juxtapose the fluidity of the curves of the gold that ties it in place.
This ring is unapologetic as it sits in a rigid line down the finger, suspended just above the skin. The darkness of the jade and the deep blue sapphires offers the wearer a sense of powerful strength. In contrast, the gold flows around the stone, voluptuous and organic in its form. The tiny rose gold detail beneath the jade, is highlighted as the rope that binds the piece together.
The key references behind this ring began initially with the ancient art of Japanese rope bondage, along with the work of Molinier. I wanted to create a piece that reflected that sense of restricted movement, that gave the feeling of something being tightly bound in place, but with a suppressed energy about to burst forth.
Most importantly I wanted this to be translated with subtlety, and with elegance.