In this series leading up to the launch of FERTILE ASCENSION, my first gold and diamond collection, I will be discussing the initial 5-piece collection in detail, from how it was designed, to how it was made.
First up is The Mother Earth Statement Ring, which originated the entire collection. It symbolizes Mother Earth, the place where we all come from and originate.
This ring it what I call a "stream of consciousness" at the bench where the silver wire, my brain and my hands met at the right time. I did it in one-shot, over the course of a few hours, bending and twisting wherever possible. I love working straight into the metal.
Master model made in sterling silver wire.
I then created a sketch to see how the diamonds would fit into the design.
Sketch of the ring to figure out stone lay-out and future ideas.
Once the piece was polished in the district, a mold was created to be able to produce this design in the future.
A giant mold was made from the silver master model. It allows it to create a perfect wax to use for production.
Waxes were generated from the mold to create a seat for the .30 carats Round Brilliant DeBeers Code of Origin diamond to be set in.
The wax was then casted into 14K Yellow Gold using the Lost Wax Casting technique.
I cleaned it at home, and had the setting and final polish done in the Diamond District. Satin finish and final texture was finished by me at home.
It takes a village to create a beautiful jewel in fine jewelry.
Photo taken by me wearing the final ring. April 2022.
This piece took about 7-8 months to make, from master model to final piece. booth loved it.