This ring was about a spiritual journey, charting a path from Mormonism to meditation
This was a truly special stone with color flashing from cinnamon through bright alizarin crimson. I had the stone cut into a buff-top cabochon, allowing the faceted pavilion to sparkle through the smoothly domed crown. This was a men’s ring, so I wanted a cut that brings the tourmaline masculine elegance.
Mormon references echo Mesoamerican influences, particularly in the pyramidal form of the ring, the ramped flutes, and ancient feel of the design. A crumpled foil texture was also an important reference. —See more here
Eastern Influences can be seen in the Sanskrit inscriptions running up the flutes. A nod to Indian jewelry also shines through in the jeweled shoulders of the shank, which are adorned with custom-cut Mozambique garnets. —See more here
...the partial bezel setting for the center stone and cleat-settings for the garnets add masculine feeling while bringing a modern note to the piece. The CAD modeling utilized both hard and soft surfacing, with the Sanskrit engraving being a particularly interesting challenge. As always, my jeweler kept and enhanced the ring’s detail after casting. We also decided the 18k gold was a touch washed out, so rich gold plating was added to deepen color and accentuate shadows and form. A floating grille finished the piece of nicely and signed it at the same time. —See more here
This is a brief sampling of the level of work I can provide. I hope to hear from you and look forward to helping you realize your project.