Jewel of the day: Disa Alsopp Chunky Gold and Ruby Band
Though I love the precise and refined lines of Art Deco or Edwardian jewellery, and the bold clean line of abstract pieces from the last century, there is a lot to be said for rough hewn and chunky pieces.
This ring by Disa Alsopp fills the bill: an 18k yellow gold band set with seven rubies. A bit about the designer from Twist Online, which sells Alsopp’s work: After moving to London from her native Barbados and receiving both undergraduate and graduate degrees in jewelry, art and design, Disa Allsopp began her striking jewelry collection. It is inspired by the ancient designs of the Etruscans, Egyptians and Greek and Roman civilizations. She uses traditional techniques such as forging, reticulation and patination to produce her unique finishes to the 18K gold and sterling silver. Inspiration from her travels to East Africa and her origins in Barbados can be seen in her use of vibrant gemstones. Her use of shimmering diamonds set on unique, wrapped bands make Disa’s work modern, timeless and edgy. Her collection is individually hand-crafted in her London studio.
This sells for USD$4650.