Unusual in every way, from her Plains background to her childhood in New Zealand, training, and her current residence in Santa Fe, this artist has a totally individual artistic vision.
This compelling ring features a velvet-smooth, natural, royal purple sugilite.
The densely colored stone, and its silver setting, are both squared off, with a sort of Egyptian look.
Cutting a stone into sharp corners requires material of the highest quality; that’s what we see here.
Echoing the trapezoidal form of the stone, the silver setting is minutely chiseled, for a touch of texture.
Four tiny domes, one at each corner, are polished, adding a little glistening to the design.
The shank is one width all around, with a brushed finish, to complete the antique vibe of the ring.
Barely detectable, it is lightly incised with little floral designs; a typical, feminine touch of the artist’s.
Glorious stone, meets seriously fine workmanship in this splendid ring.
It is modest in size, but stunning in effect; a quietly magnificent ring.