Icy pale, natural agate is featured in this uncommon, uncommonly beautiful, ring. The silver work that surrounds it is equally striking and unusual, and excellently made, as well. This unassuming, marvelously creative and expert jeweler prefers to keep a low profile, but his work speaks loudly of his abilities.
The softly rounded surface of the stone is accentuated by the gentle curves of the matrix stripes. A medley of pale and soft greys are in delicate contrast to the snowy white of the background. Far to one side, there are even wispy hints of ivory and beige, so this stone will beautifully echo warm, as well as cool hues in your wardrobe. It is a dreamy, soothing, and very chic palette that is also quietly dramatic, owing to the agate’s typical markings.
Only a sliver of polished silver flashes around the edge of the remarkable stone, but the bezel holding it in place is a work of virtuoso skill and design: a handsome, unique grid of overlaid silver shines against the darkened silver background. Unexpected, unusual, and very beautiful, it contrasts with the simple, but sturdy, plain shank. This is in a simplified spiral, that makes the ring size adjustable, to a point.
Beautiful and practical, this is another triumph of understated elegance and exemplary technique, from this remarkable jeweler – and, like all his work, it is remarkably priced, too.