Floral tourmaline ring in yellow gold.

A ring for Amanda

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

Amanda is a talented singer from London, working with bands such as Morcheeba and Yimino. I designed a ring for her referring to the artist's musical style.

Ross, guitarist from Morcheeba's band, and Amanda's husband were going to be playing a concert in my town in a few weeks! As a Morcheeba fan, I couldn't miss the opportunity to see Ross and give him a gift for his wife. But will I be able to make the ring for the concert?

Bespoke pencil concept sketch of a unique ring with tourmaline.

The design assumed a complex floral form, intertwined with decorative meanders and elements of construction. The whole thing was to be made by hand using various goldsmithing techniques. In addition, the stone that met the required criteria came from Thailand.

My fears were dispelled a week before the concert, when a courier with a package knocked on my studio. Now it was only necessary to make the ring itself. I started with a demanding setting, which was not only a complicated form, but was also designed to hold a tourmaline with an unusual cut, very difficult to set. Then I shaped a wedding ring and soldered two three-dimensional ribbons to it, on which a floral motif was deeply engraved by hand. The stone was set under a microscope due to the delicacy of tourmaline and the thickness of the prongs holding it.

Finished ring on a hand of a model.

I managed to finish the ring on Saturday, the day of the concert! The photoshoot in the studio lasted only an hour as I had already made an appointment with Ross at the hotel to hand over the ring. All just 2 hours before the concert! What a satisfaction it was when I presented Ross with a ring for his wife, Amanda! Now all that was left to do was to take advantage of an exceptional concert. The next day, Ross returned to London and handed the ring to his wife.

Floral 14k ring with 5 ct chrome tourmaline.


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