18ct Yellow and Rose Gold
EAGLE GUN ICON RING
A truly iconic design from the piratical Aguila Dorada collection, this ring takes the form of a beautifully hand-sculpted eagle’s head in a fusion of rose and yellow gold.
The very first piece to be designed for this collection, the inspiration for the form taken from the carved end of an antique dueling pistol.
The Eagle Icon Ring is unashamedly weighty, innately tactile and a true piece of hidden treasure.
Edition of 25
18 Carat Yellow and Rose Gold.
This ring is made from 44 grams of 18 carat gold in rose and yellow. The ring was originally created in hand-carved wax. The yellow gold top and rose gold bottom are fused together to form a solid ring. Each eagle is hand crafted in London.
This ring, for me, is one of the most important pieces of the ‘Aguila Dorada’ collection.
The seed of the idea for the narrative behind this collection came from a conversation I had with a friend – who told me a tale about an old archaeologist she had once met. He had a wonderfully weathered face, every line telling a story of his adventures across the world – and, most importantly, he wore a giant gold lion’s head ring. It was a little battered and beaten up, but mesmerizingly beautiful.
I couldn't get the image out of my head, and from this grew the tale of ‘Aguila Dorada’, based around a character who had sailed the seven seas. A wild adventurer with blood-curdling stories to tell and deep, dark secrets to keep. A man who has seen the world – untameable, unpredicatble, dangerous and seductive.
As part of my visual research I found an amazing image of a pair of duelling pistols – I imagined them being owned by a pirate, perhaps. They had beautiful eagle’s heads engraved on the butts. This ring was born from that image, and the ‘Aguila Dorada’ story.
I knew this collection had to be very sculptural, very warm and rich. I hand carved the forms of this ring, trying to create as much volume as I could. It is made in two parts – half rose gold, half yellow gold. The combination is subtle but adds to the richness of colour.