18ct Yellow and Rose Gold, Brown Diamonds
TWISTED SHACKLE RING BROWN
The ‘shackle’ form is a recurrent design theme throughout the Aguila Dorada collection. This ring takes that form one step further.
The Shackle Ring twists sculpturally around the finger, holding the barrel elegantly above the hand.
A subtle and effortless design, this ring whispers tales of subversive luxury. Cognac brown diamonds with a rose gold backdrop offer additional fine detail and texture.
Edition of 35
18 Carat Yellow Gold with Brown Diamonds and Rose Gold.
This ring is made from 15 grams of solid 18 carat gold and has approximately 1.75 carats of cognac brown diamonds, pavé set. The detailing around the diamonds is picked out in 18 carat rose gold. Each ring is hand made and set in London.
Height of ring above finger: 13mm
Width of band: 3.5mm
Length of 'Screw': 17mm
‘Aguila Dorada’ is a collection about wild adventures and chilling tales of piracy. The narrative was built on the idea of a character who had sailed the seven seas – untameable, unpredictable, dangerous and ultimately seductive.
This ring is a direct reference, with a quite literal twist, to the research I was doing around galleons and ships, the kind of ships that may have carried my sea-faring adventurer around the world.
During my period of design development I became fascinated by the boat shackles I purchased in a small Chandler’s, situated down a narrow alleyway in Central London. The mechanisms were so satisfying and they had such a sense of weight and purpose.
I started to experiment with how much I could distort the original shape, and give it the sense of volume and sculpture that I wanted. Mixing the forms with the detailing I had developed from the images I had collected of old duelling pistols, picked out here in pavé diamonds, the ring took shape.
The idea behind adding the ‘twist’ was that the shackle bar would then sit elegantly, running down the finger. The bar can also be fully removed and the ring worn without it.
I wanted the ring to feel like it was snaking around the finger protecting it, or perhaps restraining it in some way. The ambiguity adds to the mystery, and adds to the story. An ever so slightly deviant glamour perhaps?