18ct White Gold
SHAMAN’S TRIANGLE SIMPLE RING WHITE
This solid 18 carat white gold ring is an unabashedly powerful statement of design. From Series 1 of the collection The Man Who Knows Everything, inspired by the legend of the infamous Comte St Germain, Hannah turned to masonic symbolry and the mysteries of alchemy to draw from in these designs.
The triangle, an ancient symbol of esoteric power, has been finely mutated into an iconic piece of sculpture.
Defying convention in every way, this ring is designed to be equally gratifying when sitting on a mantelpiece, as it is when sitting on a finger.
Edition of 100
18 Carat White Gold
This ring is made from 21 grams of 18ct white gold. Each ring is hand made in London.
Height of ring from tip of bottom point to top plane 33 mm
Top Triangle Size 42 x 42 x 42 mm.
‘The Shaman’s Triangle’ is the first Series from the collection ‘The Man Who Knows Everything’. This ring is fundamental to the story of this collection.
The Man Who is a mystical, almost spiritual, character – based on the tale of the infamous Comte de St Germain. I had read about the Comte many years ago and have always been intrigued. I’d been waiting for the right opportunity to involve him in a collection. His name pops up in the history books across a span of hundreds of years. He appears in works by writers such as Pushkin and Voltaire. Legend has it he was an intimate of Madame Pompadour, as well as him making appearances in stories of the Russian Tsars. His name is inexorably linked with alchemy and magik. His death was reported countless times, having allegedly discovered the elixir of life, leading Voltaire to describe him as ‘the man who knows everything and never dies’. I was transfixed.
I wanted this collection to reflect all this mystery and mysticism, to create pieces that would honour the legend of the Comte. My research was very much centred on alchemy, paganism and the occult. I became fascinated with Masonic symbolry and legend, and immersed myself in the films of Kenneth Anger as well as the work of Derek Jarman.
The triangle features heavily in much of this reference material – it is a shape with strong esoteric connotations - mystical, powerful and symbolic. This ring takes the shape of the triangle, the strongest physical shape that can be created, and quite literally gives it a twist. Although the lines are strongly geometric, nothing is quite as it seems. I wanted the design to feel as if the power of The Man Who had shifted the form of the triangle itself.
Creating what is essentially a pyramid that sits on the finger, came about from my belief that jewellery should look equally beautiful and elegant off the body, as it does when it sits on the finger (in this case). I wanted to design a sculpture that also functioned as a ring.