A gopher ring with sapphire and diamonds in two-color gold.

Gopher ring

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

During the winter, many animals fall asleep. In the case of spotted gopher, it begins when the ambient temperature drops to 10 ºC (September / October), and hibernation lasts up to six months (males wake up in mid-March, females at the beginning of April).

It is an endangered species, under strict protection, included in the Red List of Endangered Species.

The reasons for the drastic decline in the population are the radical change in the habitat conditions in the areas occupied by this species, economic development resulting in a decline in the number of fallow land and pastures, as well as changes in the conduct of agricultural economy.

The charm of this animal and its love of rest prompted me to design a unique ring. The ground squirrel is asleep curled up around the main stone. The color will be done with randomly framed diamonds. In the drawing, I also took into account the color difference of the ore to emphasize the characteristic features of the animal's appearance. The head and belly will be white, while the body and tail will be red gold.

A concept sketch of a gopher ring with sapphire and diamonds.


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