Sapphire Mermaid Band in Sterling Silver and 18K Gold
Mermaids are one of my favorite mythical creatures. The idea of swimming deep in the sea through coral reefs with all the colorful fish, mollusks and octopus is a dream I strive to express in my work. Scales are a beautiful shimmering texture found on so many living creatures in the sea, it only seems natural to wrap them around the finger. Each scale is handcarved in wax, and the inside of the band is rounded over for the most comfortable fit. Cast using the lost wax method, this ring is then cleaned up and textured with a stipple wheel. The last step is to apply a black patina, and polish it back to deepen the texture of the scales.
This ring features a one carat sapphire set in a hand fabricated step bezel setting, embellished with granules. This is was a custom piece made for a client, so please visit the *contact page* to begin designing one of your very own.