Ring with gold sapphires and topazes

Mushroom ring

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

The subtle connections of what is classic and what is modern are really fascinating. They can lead the designer in a direction that has not yet been discovered and contribute to creating something completely new. The same is true when it comes to inspirations from the natural world.

A coloured pencil concept of a bespoke ring.

Observations of plants and flowers when connected with insightful conclusions about them can bring about a new creation, which takes on an almost surreal dimension.

The ring below is the result of such conceptual thinking. First, the idea was transferred to paper. Then I started searching for stones. Choosing a set of sapphires and topazes with specific dimensions, even saturation and similar clarity required a lot of time and effort. When the stones reached my studio from the other side of the world,  I chose from the larger set, those that perfectly matched the design of the drawing.

Assembly of handmade pieces of the ring.

Then I started preparing the setting in yellow gold.  The band was hand-carved from one piece of metal. Similarly, the setting consists of a single plate, onto which prongs holding the stones have been soldered, forming an organic mosaic that can be seen from underneath.  After putting it all together, the stones were covered using the methods of the old French masters, where the tables of individual stones form one surface.

Muschroom ring in its natural habitat.

Mushroom ring with colorful stones.


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