I love an original commission and the brief for this one was sent to me by a hydrologist (who studies water and is especially fond of rivers). She wanted to replace her engagement ring and use the blue topaz that had originally been in it in something new.
She sent me some images of braided rivers, to see what I could come up with and I couldn’t have been happier! I find aerial landscape photography particularly fascinating plus, way back in sixth form I did one of my first ever jewellery design projects focusing on rivers!
A while spent playing around with the idea of interwoven tributaries eventually formed into this:
A wire wrapped silver band where the strands of silver flow around and under the setting like a river ’round an island.
Here’s how this tricky bit of soldering came together:
And finished up in a band that made a really personal new ring that my customer loved: