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Zodiak ring Aries

I loved to make this ring, which I made it for myself. My sign is Aries and I wanted a ring, which shows my inner strength, as I am an Aries on the inside, not on the outside. Sun in Aries, but my ascendant is completely the opposite. Who knows me, doesn’t suspect me to be an Aries at first. When they know me better, they do. A strong garnet to keep me grounded, two diamonds aside to keep my head clear and as a symbol for my two loved ones. Two curved horns, well… yes, I’m Aries.

The proces, making the wax model

As with many of my jewelry I made the ring in wax first. It’s like making a sculpture. I add and remove wax, making a rough shape, see if it’s going to be what I have in mind. When the feel is right, I start to refine the wax model, which can be a very time consuming proces.

The casted ring in 18ct gold

When the wax model was ready, the ring was casted in 18ct gold. After casting there is still a lot of work to be done. Sawing, filing, sanding… cleaning and polishing. And after that, the most tricky part; to set the stones.

Twinklebird

Twinklebird, 18kt ring with tourmaline

This beautiful starling has a place in my studio. When I saw it I immediately fell in love, I had found my Twinklebird. For this picture I crowned him with an 18ct ring with a dark green tourmaline. The picture came out so beautiful, I decided to turn it into postcards and business cards.

Design

Sometimes I make illustrations as a part of designing jewelry. This is an illustration which can be transformed to a ring or pendant. It’s part of the proces of visualising ideas.

Memento mori

A new hand carved, one of a kind ring, with little skull and garnet in 18k gold. A memento mori piece; which means that all life comes to an end. This may sound quite creepy, but in knowledge of that it also tells you to live your life and love every moment. And it’s also telling you to keep in mind what is important and what’s not, like what is it worth… in the end. This one is up for sale!

Kat

This was a nice commission. A customer asked me for a ring with a cat. I was already planning to make some one of a kind cat designs, so the timing couldn’t be better. Still, as many times, it took a while before I had the time to work on my ideas, but finally it’s here. The ring was hand crafted in wax and casted in 14k yellow gold.  Some other (magic) cat designs will enter the shop, but this special one, is for a special client.