Commissioned by a customer, this yellow gold and opal cocktail ring is the latest ring in our Arris series. Its sculptural shape is the result of hand carving, which allows us to create gentle, flowing curves. The soft lines and angles of the ring compliment the triangular Australian black opal.
The Australian black opal has a wonderful interplay of vivid blues and greens within the stone. These rich colours are characteristic of black opal. It’s somewhat misleading name refers to the grey to black background colour of the stone, not to the rainbow of colours within it. This dark backdrop is what makes the flashes of colour in black opals look so much more vivid than in white opals. Due to their softness, opals must be set with care and precision to avoid damage, but their incomparable beauty and individuality makes it well worth the effort.
Above you can see the hand carved wax model of the cocktail ring prior to casting. After refining the wax to adjust proportions and ensure a good fit for the stone it was cast in 18 carat yellow gold.
The gallery below shows the finished yellow gold and opal cocktail ring. The yellow gold ring is brushed to a matt finish and has burnished edges, which emphasise the sculptural quality of the design.
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- RingsThis hand-carved rose gold cocktail ring pairs a beautiful deep green tourmaline with white diamonds. The fancy cut tourmaline is a blue-green colour, which looks especially vibrant against the warm tones of 18 carat rose gold. The sculptural rose gold cocktail ring has been hand carved to fit the stone and is a one-of-a-kind piece. Brightly polished surfaces beneath the green tourmaline highlight its colour and contrast with the sleek, brushed outer surfaces of the ring. The green tourmaline is surrounded by a wide rose gold bezel. Two white diamonds set into the bezel provide a bit of sparkle. This large statement cocktail ring is made by hand to the highest standard.£7,150.00
- RingsHand-carved platinum and purple sapphire cocktail ring. This cocktail ring is one-of-a-kind; designed to accommodate a remarkable 1.39 carat trillion purple sapphire. The stone's vivid, deep purple colour pops against cool white platinum. The outer surfaces of the cocktail ring are brushed to a satin finish, which emphasises the sculptural curves of the ring. A contrasting brightly polished channel beneath the sapphire reflects light up to enhance the stone's colour.£3,600.00
- RingsA gracefully curved, hand carved cocktail ring set with mint green tourmaline and diamonds. The 6.36 carat mint tourmaline is a delicate shade of mint green which is beautifully complimented by brushed 18 carat rose gold. Three diamonds are set down one shoulder in a polished channel which contrasts with the soft satin finish of the rose gold ring. This mint green tourmaline and rose gold ring features a partly open bezel which allows light into the stone. Mirror polished surfaces beneath the stone reflect and enhance its colour. With graceful proportions and fluid curves this cocktail ring is a modern statement piece that will lend effortless elegance.£4,800.00
- ArchiveRose gold is paired with a beautiful radiant orange mandarin garnet in this hand carved ring. The gemstone is trillion cut and displays the incomparable brilliance and colour that mandarin garnet is prized for. A mandarin garnet of this quality is rare and its cut and colour make this gemstone one-of-a-kind. The Mandarin Garnet is set in a rose gold ring which has been hand carved to fit the stone. Brightly polished surfaces beneath the garnet highlight its bright orange colour and contrast with the sleek, brushed outer surfaces of the rose gold and mandarin garnet ring. This exceptional cocktail ring is a sophisticated statement piece of jewellery, made by hand to the highest standard.£2,800.00