18ct Yellow and Rose Gold
SINGLE GUN RING
An integral part of the Aguila Dorada collection, this subtle yet shapely interpretation of a pirate’s dueling pistol is made in both 18 carat rose and yellow gold.
An elegantly simple tribute to the sea-faring muse who inspired the collection, this fluidly sculpted ring is a pleasure to wear – a sophisticated statement of quiet luxury and strength.
Edition of 55
18 Carat Yellow and Rose Gold.
This ring is made from 22.4 grams of solid 18 carat yellow gold with details picked out in a heavy rose gold layer. The ring was originally created by hand carving wax. Each piece is hand made in London. Dimension Details:
Maximum height above finger 13mm, Maximum Width 11mm.
Minimum Depth at back of finger 3mm, Width 3mm.
This collection, ‘The Forgotten Treasures of the Infamous Aguila Dorada’, to give it it’s full name, grew from the idea of a sea-faring adventurer. A character who has spine-chilling stories to tell and dark secrets to keep. I imagined a face, lined and weathered, each line telling a tale of adventures past. A character who is untameable, un-placeable – wild, wise and ultimately seductive.
As part of my visual research I took in a lot of old pirate tales. I spent hours in the British Museum, up the road from my studio, looking at lost treasures, and losing myself in a world of piracy and villainy, as I imagined it.
This ring developed from the drawings I made of pairs of old duelling pistols. The forms of which are beautiful, despite their less beautiful function.
I was particularly drawn to the sculpted, curvaceous forms – and it was this that became the main ingredient for the form of this ring. I hand carved the ring, to capture the essential elements of the voluptuous shapes I loved, using nuances of the detail from the pistols themselves, running down the sides of the ring.
The weight of the gold, combined with the rounded form, are intended to make the ring pleasurable and sensual to wear and to touch.
This is one of the ‘quieter’ rings in the collection – and for this I love it. The subtle play of colour between the rose and yellow gold, and the feeling of the gold as you wear it – all are intended to make it feel like a very intimate piece of luxury.