18ct Yellow Gold
DELIRIUM MONUMENTAL ARC RING
The Monumental Arc ring is taken from Delirium, the third series of Story V: The Man Who Knows Everything. As loyal followers of Hannah’s design career will agree, she has long been obsessed with sculpture and geometry, creating timeless pieces that are as beautiful off the body as on. This ring is testament to this obsession. Harmonious in it’s balance and perfectly smooth in its sculptural shaping, it’s sensual curves are a pleasure to wear and feel.
Solid 18 Carat Yellow Gold.
The Monumental Arc Ring is made from approximately 44 grams of 18 carat gold. Each ring is handmade in our London workshops.
Top Length (from tip of wing to wing) 30mm,
Widest point 25mm Highest Point above finger approx 10 mm,
Width of band beneath finger 7mm.
‘Delirium’ is the finale in the trilogy of the collection ‘The Man Who Knows Everything’ - the final resting place for The Man Who.
The collection as a whole is a tale of alchemy, magick and a world where time and place have no boundaries. My muse for the collection was based loosely on the infamous Comte De St Germain – a man of no known origin and no known end. The lover of princesses and muse to the likes of Voltaire and Pushkin, he became an ongoing fascination for me. Appearing across Russian and French histories over hundreds of years, legend has it this was an alchemist who had discovered the elixir of life.
I tried to imagine the Comte of the future – a futurist shaman with powers beyond our understanding. My research began with Egyptology and moved from there to the writings of Aleister Crowley and the films of Kenneth Anger. Perhaps the largest influence however was monumentalist and brutalist architecture. I was looking at the photographs of water towers taken by the artists Bernd and Hilla Becher and the incredible communist constructions of Russia in the 1950’s, alongside the work of the architect Santiago Calatrava. These mammoth concrete structures give the sense of sheer force and power in sculpture.
The Monumental Arc Ring grew from this research. I wanted a highly sculptural form that would give a sense of monumentalism. I also wanted the form to be filled with vitality – this is a frenzied finale to a hallucinatory tale. Each piece in the collection needed a strong potency, to feel almost hypnotic in its construction.
I wanted a balance in this design between incredibly strong, graphic forms, and a sculptural voluptuousness, that lifted up and away from the body. The ring should feel almost euphoric, a piece that both protects and possesses its wearer simultaneously – a testament to the hypnotic, magical state of The Man Who.