18ct Yellow Gold
SPUR RING GOLD
Sculptural, elegant and decidedly fierce – the spur ring has become a design Hannah is known for internationally.
A contemporary classic from the brand’s inaugural collection It’s Only Rock N’ Roll. Here, in luxurious 18 carat yellow gold, these rings are a strong statement alone, and can be stacked for added impact.
Decadent and dangerous whilst retaining a true elegance, this piece is the essence of what the Hannah Martin brand stands for.
Edition of 250
18 Carat Yellow Gold.
This ring is made from 17.5 grams of solid 18 carat yellow gold. The ring was originaly hand carved from wax and is hand made in London.
Length from tip to back: 35mm
Height at back (behind finger) 10mm
I have always seen the Spur Ring as one of the icons of this collection.
My research and design development for ‘It’s Only Rock N Roll’ was very much anchored in an exploration of youth, beauty, excess and raw emotion. I was referencing the work of photographers such as Bruce Weber and Hedi Slimane, literature such as ‘A Rebours’ (J.K Huysmans), ‘The Rebel’ (Albert Camus) and the writing of Hunter S Thomson. I was watching Kenneth Anger films, in particularly ‘Scorpio Rising’, on loop and going to countless gigs in and around London.
The final collection was my effort to combine these sensations into pieces of wearable sculpture, that felt good, looked beautiful and emanated the kind of raw energy I felt was important to the story.
The Spur Ring was an exercise in sculpture for me. I spent hours carving shapes until I arrived at what felt like the perfect balance of curvaceous, sensual lines and strong, powerful edges. I wanted a ring with volume and vitality, that also had elegance and purity in line.
The weight and feel of the gold was also important to me. The ring is unabashed, it feels good to the touch, it is a sensual piece to wear. Despite the shape being sharp and almost antagonistic, it also has a fluidity to it as it wraps around the finger, revealing the hidden softness of the form as it meets and flows together.