Saturday, January 14, 2012

all mine

Things have been very busy, as they so often are around the holidays, and even more so when you make something that people want to buy to give for the holidays.

Last week I had a moment to breathe and I decided it was about time that I make my engagement ring.

My fiancé took my advice (good boy) when he proposed and did so with what will become by wedding band. I had my Grammy's gorgeous diamond that I wanted to use, and seriously....trying to find a jeweler the engagement ring of her dreams? Good luck.

My ring is inspired by the heavy Egyptian influence during the Art Deco design period after the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. I've always been fascinated by the mystery that surrounded the excavation, as well as the allure of far away places.

I hand carved my ring in wax and then cast it in 18k yellow gold, my absolute favorite. Two pyramids capture the bezel set diamond, flanked by slithering snakes with diamonds in their heads. Just strangely awesome enough for my taste.

Ahhh, to be in love!

7 comments:

Lisa Connolly said...

Sarah, this is absolutely beautiful. But then again, how could it not be if you made it? Such lovely detailing. Must pin to my jewels board on Pinterest. Let the re-pinning begin!

Seaworthy said...

Breathtaking...that will be a cherished piece for many generations I'm sure.

Jazz said...

This makes me swoon...sigh.

STYLIZIMO said...

Oh my! What a beautiful ring - well done.

vintage process said...

Nice!!

shayna said...

holy crap. this is amazing.

REBEKAH BROOKS said...

Wow! This is a really unique ring!

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