Sterling Silver “Dipped” Ring

Paulson Thomas


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You would never guess it, from the delicacy and precision of his work, but this fine, under-the-radar jeweler struggled with silversmith techniques when he started out, supervised by his mother-in-law!

Many a delighted collector, and awards, later, he is known for his handsome, refined, modern pieces that are priced remarkably fairly.

Sadly, he passed away last year.

Paulson was a master of the simply elegant, and this unique ring stays true to that style.

The sterling silver band has a line of unadorned silver along each edge, and in-between them, there are stamped lines, possibly symbolizing rainfall – a blessing here in the desert.

But what makes this ring truly amazing is the dipped design.  Instead of being a simple, single-width band, Paulson chose to cut out a half-circle from the silver on the top of the ring.  The resulting effect is reminiscent of a bridge, or possibly the top of an umbrella!

Thoughtful in design, and excellent in execution, this ring is definitely a treasure!

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