Hand-Chiseled Royston Ring
This young jeweler is fast becoming a favorite. His father, Gene, is well-known for his vintage designs and was Gabe’s main teacher.
Judging by this handsome ring, it is apparent that he has a bright future ahead of him!
Heavy gauge silver is adorned with a variety of harmonious designs that follow and enhance its ergonomic, graceful curve.
Stamped, chiseled, twisted, appliqued, darkened, and polished, the chunky, sweeping form was hammered out of ingot silver.
Rather than a sheet of silver, this ring started as a silver brick that was pounded into its present thickness and ornamented.
This technique is now uncommon, and very labor-intensive, requiring brute strength as well as artistic vision.
The luxuriant ornamentation is balanced, repetitive, remarkably handsome, and lively.
With a nod to the past, in material, design elements, and techniques, the artist has fashioned a ring that is very much in tune with today’s esthetic.
This is a gorgeous piece by an up-and-coming artist who is keeping old traditions alive within his own contemporary artistic vision!