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
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