IntoTemptation…..jewellery musings

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Jewel of the day: Liel and Lentz Paloma Ring

I find the more unconventional use of a stone laid horizontally in a ring really eye catching. This one, by Liel and Lentz, sets a Labradorite marquise into a gold plated brass band. At 2mm, the band is also satisfyingly chunky and offsets the size of this tone. As of this writing, the ring was on sale for Cdn$53 from $105.

Jewel of the day: Anissa Kermiche Gold and Pearl Ring

Pretty and sophisticated, this gold ring by Anissa Kermiche takes the supposed fustiness out of pearls. The oval shaped ring in 14k gold is set with a single small pearl (dimensions not stated), and sells for USD$461 from Matches Fashion.

Jewel of the day: Jennifer Merchant Beveled Ring

Jennifer Merchant’s work has a playful, Roy Lichtenstein/op art vibe to it. Available through Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, they note, “Jennifer Merchant has developed her own technique for layering acrylic and paper and sculpting them into polished wearable art pieces. Each piece features lush, layered color, pattern, and playful optics.”

This ring is made with prints by Bridget Riley in acrylic and paper. It is a size 6 3/4 and measures approximately 1 1/4″ x 1″ x 1/2″. It sells for USD$174.

Find her work here.

Jewel of the day: Sorelle NYC Gia Ring

Sometimes, you just want a piece of plain, nicely made jewellery. This sterling silver ring by Sorelle NYC offers a clean look without too much fuss, if you want to feel dressed down but still adorned.

Handcrafted in NY and made to order, this sells for USD$195.


Jewel of the day: Katerina Makriyianni Trillion Ring

The fun thing about costume jewellery is that it can let you look like a million bucks without spending nearly that much. This ring by Katerina Makriyianni is a good case in point. Vendor Net-A-Porter notes, “Katerina Makriyianni’s standout pieces are inspired by Crete’s unique surroundings. This gold-plated silver ‘Trillion’ ring has an open band setting tipped with a faceted green agate doublet and ruby-red crystal. We like the three miniature green onyx stones that flicker with your every movement.”

This sells for USD$355.

Jewel of the day: Gee Woods Ruby Motion Ring

Given the sudden fad for finger spinners, here is a piece of jewellery that can calm your fidgety tendencies in a more elegant way. By London-based Gee Woods, this ring is made of 9 carat gold set with what appear to be calibre cut rubies.

It’s available for £1,275.

Jewel of the day: Kat Cole Structure Ring

Kat Cole is a Dallas, Texas based jeweller. Her artist statement notes, ”

I find meaning through the observance and intimate awareness of the places I inhabit. With each geographic change, I have become more attuned to the natural and man-made attributes that make a location unique.  I look to the built environment of the city where I live for the formal qualities of my work: materials, forms, color and surface quality. The steel and concrete structures that surround us are evidence of human inhabitants- past and present.   Monumental structures are interpreted into the intimate scale of jewelry and are completed when worn on the landscape of the body.

Kat Cole is a studio artist in Dallas, TX.  Cole received her MFA at East Carolina University and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and was a Visiting Professor in Metals/Jewelry at Western Michigan University.  She has been a presenter at Yuma Symposium and Craft Boston, she teaches workshops nationally and has exhibited internationally, including Schmuck 2014 and 2015 in Munich, Germany.  Kat Cole’s work has been published in Lark Books’ 500 Enameled Objects, Schiffer Publishing’s Art Jewelry Today 3, Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament, American Craft and Art Jewelry Magazine. Her work is in private and public collections including The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and Houston Museum of Fine Art.”

This ring is available from Seattle’s Facere Jewelry Art. They explain that it is made of, “steel, enamel, and sterling silver. Top measures approximately 1 x 3/4 x 1/2″. Size 6 (May be sized to fit).” It sells for USD$242.

Jewel of the day: Gigi Moon Ancient Roman Coin Ring

Old coins and glass are really fascinating, given how long they’ve endured and how many hands have touched them over centuries. (Ok, probably less fascinating if you’re a germaphobe; fortunately, I’m not.)

This ring by Gigi Moon incorporates a Roman coin into a ring. The description: “A genuine ancient Roman coin is set in a sterling silver prong setting. The coin is from 200 – 400 AD. Ancient Roman coins like this are found all over Europe, Great Brittany, Spain, Egypt, Germany, any place occupied by the Roman Empire. The fronts of the coins feature the portrait of an unknown Roman Emperor. The backs feature two soldiers with signa, depicting Gloria Excercitus, the “Glory of the Army”. I chose to feature the back side but please feel free to request one with the head as the focal side. The coins shown in the picture are all that I have in stock. Please expect variation as these are genuine relics, the detail, size and coloration of the coin varies.
Each ring is custom made upon order. Please message me your size and coin side preference when ordering.”

This sells for a very reasonable USD$89.

Jewel of the day: Manya & Roumen Nicodemus the Chameleon Ring

If you’re bored with the understated skinny stacking ring trend, here’s something that will bring something a bit different to your jewellery box.

By Manya & Roumen, it’s a chameleon cast in sterling silver (with some gold plated accents)it’s set with rhodolite garnets, paraiba tourmaline and diamonds.

This is available from Roseark and sells for USD$3,900.

Jewel of the day: Seaman Schepps Amethyst and Carved Chalcedony Ring

Seaman Schepps had among its clients some rather well known names, perhaps foremost among them Wallis, The Duchess of Windsor. Among her legendary jewel collection were several pieces by this company (with a pair of their ear clips left to Princess Michael of Kent).

This ring is offered by Christies right now, through their online auction portal. The catalogue describes it as, “Property of an important private collector. Designed as a carved chalcedony ring set with an oval shaped amethyst within a yellow gold bezel

Metal: 18k yellow gold
Stones: One carved chalcedony, One rectangular shaped amethyst
Size/Dimensions: US ring size 6.5, 19.5 mm at widest point
Signature: Seaman Schepps
Marks: 750, maker’s mark
Gross Weight: 13.8 grams

This Lot ships from New York or is available for collection at Christie’s New York.”

Auction estimate is USD$1000-2000; current bid as of this writing was $1,100.

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