Blue-Grey Quartz Ring – Hand Engraved


Delicate smoky blue-grey quartz set in a hand-engraved silver ring. The hand-engraving covers both sides with a swirling pattern, inspired by my synaesthetic drawings from music. It’s a comfortable wrap ring allowing for easy size adjustment should you need it.

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Blue-Grey Quartz Ring

I made this ring from shining, sterling silver and set it with a delicate and unusual smoky grey-blue quartz reclaimed from an antique ring. Domed like an old-fashioned jelly mould, the cut is somewhere between a rose-cut and a cabochon. It is hand engraved by me with close attention to detail using long practised and carefully honed skills. I designed the swirling patterns on both sides of the ring to catch the light. I listen to music and draw what I see in my synaesthesia; the engraved design is based on these drawings. The blue-grey of the quartz mirrors the depths of the silver colours I see as I listen to electric guitar.

One edge of the ring shank is burnished the other retains the satisfying crackled texture from the making process.  This is a unique ring, and I never make the same thing twice. You will have a ring like no other. It is destined to be a jewel box favourite.

Inspired by Music and Synaesthesia

I am synaesthetic, which is a neurological trait where my senses cross.  Therefore I have a strong visual impression of shape, colour, movement and sometimes texture when I hear music.  The Blue-Grey Quartz Ring is inspired by what I see when I listen to the song Falling Away With You by Muse. The electric guitar is silver, greys and whites and lightning-like shapes. The pale blue-grey quartz mirrors one of the colours that I see when I hear electric guitar playing. However, the stone’s smooth shape reflects the more rounded shapes I see in the bass. The more rounded shapes in the engraving also come from the bass.

To read more about how synaesthesia inspires my jewellery read this: How Vivid Synaesthesia and Muse Live Briefly Disintegrated My Conscious Mind.

Did you know I can make jewellery from your favourite music? Read this: Bespoke Jewellery

Recycled Silver

Mining silver is an environmentally invasive process, so I use recycled silver in all my work. The sterling silver I used to make this Blue-Grey Quartz Ring comes from old and broken silverware and cutlery. Consequently, I can eliminate the need for newly mined silver in my work. I melted a piece of old silverware down. Then I hand forged the resulting ingot of molten silver into this Blue-Grey Quartz Ring. This ring has a full UK Hallmark which guarantees it is sterling silver. For more on hallmarking and to see an image of my hallmark see my FAQ

Who Is This Blue-Grey Quartz Ring For?

This ring is for a woman who knows her style and knows herself. You love to find jewellery that is a bit different to anchor your favourite outfits.   Good quality and excellence that lasts are what you look for in your clothes and jewellery.

  • One-off piece
  • Full UK Hallmarks
  • size UK Q 1/2 (room to adjust to 2 sizes larger or smaller)
  • Not sure of your ring size? Email me with your postal address, and I will send you a free ring sizer by post.
  • Band width 10-12mm
  • Width of detail over finger 10mm
  • Stone 9mmx 8mm oval
  • Internal diameter 19.5mm
  • Comes to you protected by a sturdy branded box

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