Ute Decker Curl, 2019 18kt Fairtrade Gold hand sculpture Unique within a series of 6 Signed – UK Hallmark with artist initials UD Continuing this series, Curl is a ring in Fairtrade gold, like its namesake, elegantly curls itself around the wearers hand, spreading itself into the spaces around the hand, and shows off its empty spaces between the golden strand, given that interruption of the vertical arch. Part of The Curling Crest of a Wave series, a similar Fairtrade gold ring of this series can also be found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum here in London.
Jacqueline de Jong Pommes de Jong, 2019 Shrunk potato sprouts, 18kt yellow gold plated ring with three diamonds 3.8cm Unique Pommes de Jong is an ongoing project that came to life in 2007 in Bouan (Bourbonnais, France) where in the mid 1990’s de Jong and her husband decided to buy a house. She created a vegetable garden and they planted potatoes in memory of the lack of food during the war. De Jong stored the potatoes in a 13th Century cellar and suddenly realized that she was fascinated by the huge amount of sprouts that were growing from the shrunk tubers. When de Jong was asked by a jewellery collector to make a jewel for her, she thought that she might do something with these shrunk potatoes and their sprouts that were getting longer and longer. Pommes de Jong were inspired by the idea of transforming a humble object into a precious one. In the realization of the wearable art, the potatoes and their sprouts are dried slowly by the artist over a period of two years and are submerged in a bath of platinum or gold becoming exclusive pieces of wearable art.
Noor Fares Muladahara Bespoke Ring, 2019 18kt yellow gold carved rosewood ring with amaranth garnet, amethyst, coloured pave sapphire and white diamonds Unique Derived from the Sanskrit word for “Life Force”, Prana explores the ancient seven Chakra system, namely Muladhara (Root), Svadhishthana (Sacral), Manipura (Solar Plexus), Anahata (Heart), Vishuddha (Throat), Ajna (Third Eye), and Sahasrara (Crown) to provide balance allowing vital energy to flow.
Ai Weiwei Ring W and Ring M, 2018 24kt yellow gold rings 2.48 x 2.88 x 1.65 cm; 2.72 x 3.04 x 1.86 cm edition of 6 (per model) After three years of intense artistic and social commitment, Ai Weiwei returns to create unique jewels with the purity of 24kt gold that can be worn by women and men. The exclusive project, which includes two models of rings, realized in an edition of 6 pieces each, reflects the artist’s concern about the human condition, the awareness of what it means to be trapped, bound, and deprived of the freedom to travel and to determine one’s own existence. Inspired by ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and the processing of gold in ancient Greece, the rings continue the artist’s research on human migration – as witnessed in the artist’s ground-breaking documentary ‘Human Flow’ (2017). The wearable artworks are representative of Ai Weiwei’s sensitivity to the duality of human nature, with its capacity for nurture and kindness on one hand yet destruction and cruelty on the other. In the centre of the ring’s face, depictions of migrants’ stories unfold under a mysterious half-moon: by foot or by sea, some are portrayed travelling together and others alone. Ai […]
Liliane Lijn Rock Ring A, 2009 Electroformed fine silver on cast sterling silver band ring Edition of 15 Evocative of her visual abstractions and material manipulations, Lijn’s concept of the primal earth are finely tuned with the geological sciences. With these rings, they resemble the same characteristics of the highly volatile liquid magma that keeps the planet alive and constantly rotating. This same magma that reaches the surface from volcanic eruptions, maintains the cycle of life and death, are drawn into continuous momentum of renewal and vitality that Lijn echoes in her Magma and Fossil series. The way these rings so fittingly encase the wearer’s hand engages in a very personal dialogue with Lijn’s motifs of the primal earth. In a very personal, meditative approach with these pieces, Lijn begins her pieces by moulding a clump of very hot wax around her hands to create such cuffs. The high temperature, although stung her skin, provided the malleable nature of the wax to manipulate the mass and resemble the magma of the earth. As technology has allowed her to work with a diverse range of materials in her sculptural work; instead of cast metal, electro-forming was used to carefully reflect the […]
Liliane Lijn Prism Ring, 2006 Tourmaline and sterling silver ring Unique As she is engaged with the earth and its primal properties, Prism Ring reflects the natural geometric formations that create gemstones. With her wearable art project, Prism Ring incorporates human industrialism with its relationship with natural raw materials. The resulting rings become minimalist statement pieces which evokes a masculinity yet continue to engage in that dialogue with raw materiality of elements from the earth.
Liliane Lijn Prism Ring, 2006 Industrial sapphire and sterling silver ring Unique As she is engaged with the earth and its primal properties, Prism Ring reflects the natural geometric formations that create gemstones. With her wearable art project, Prism Ring incorporates human industrialism with its relationship with natural raw materials. The resulting rings become minimalist statement pieces which evokes a masculinity yet continue to engage in that dialogue with raw materiality of elements from the earth.
Rebecca Horn Untitled, 2019 22kt yellow gold, silver, and labradorite ring Unique In collaboration with Luisa del Valle, Rebecca Horn’s Untitled (2019) series encapsulates her interest in the talismanic nature of precious stones. After months of research, del Valle sourced rare, labradorite stones, of which have been revered for its protective properties. Horn was enchanted by their bright mirage of colours, creating this project of a unique 22k yellow gold and labradorite set of rings and a necklace. From every angle the wearer moves, each gemstone glows in the light. Wearing these protective talismans as it gleams a spectrum of colours is almost as if wearing the impressionists paintings of the 19th century.
Zaha Hadid Silene Ring II, 2015 18kt white gold ring 6 cm high Unlimited edition Zaha Hadid created the Silene high jewellery pieces in collaboration with The House of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar. The Mouzannar family has been creating jewellery since the 18th century, and with the Silene pieces, they continue their tradition of crafting remarkable jewellery. Silene expresses the fluidity and complexity of natural forms. Incorporating visual elements derived from nature such as the geometric complexities of the web, or veins in leaves. With seemingly interwoven patterns that float between the fluid forms to accentuate its composition, Silene orchestrates an ever-changing play of refraction and reflection that conveys its formal complexity.