To Become Bolder is to Become Better

Designing jewelry that makes an impression on the right person, is the goal for any new comer to the trade.  Finding that intersection of loving your own work and selling it to the people that love your work, can be a struggle in the beginning.  Often times, sacrifices of artistic expression, for making that which will sell, is common.  Other times, it is simply coming up with that unique concept or look that will separate you from every other jewelry designer.  For me, the struggle has been deciding which direction to go with my gallery work.  Today, I am pleased to share with you that I have found the path!

 1.00 Carat Tsavorite Garnet with .45 cttw round diamond melee set in sterling silver with 18k gold fused accents.

1.00 Carat Tsavorite Garnet with .45 cttw round diamond melee set in sterling silver with 18k gold fused accents.

The idea behind this design is to combine fine design elements, with the raw look of the fused gold on oxidized and textured silver, along with having a big center stone to establish the focal point.  There is a richness to the look of this ring that I enjoy very much.  And the unique look of it definitely sets itself apart from anything you can find anywhere else.   It has an aesthetic that I feel proud of creating.  

 The view of the designated narrow side of the ring, to fit the finger on the narrow side of the finger.

The view of the designated narrow side of the ring, to fit the finger on the narrow side of the finger.

Another key element to my ring designs, is the asymmetrical form for better ergonomics.  Look at either ring finger.  You will notice that the pinky side is longer than the middle finger side.  Wearing a ring that has this unevenness-of-the-fingers taken into consideration, is much more comfortable to wear and isn't prone to rotating around the finger, like some rings do.  Of all the complaints I've heard from customers, having a ring that spins, regardless of how well it fits, is the most common.  This ring is designed to hug the finger and to show its proper orientation.

This ring is being delivered to its new home at The Wooden Jewel in Sunriver, Oregon today.  The women there are a great group, and the store itself is one of the most beautiful in Central Oregon.  If you haven't been down there yet, you should do yourself a favor, and check it out!

 

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