Green Quartz and Silver Ring
I made this ring from shining, sterling silver and set it with a fantastic and unusual pale green quartz. I love the way this stone looks like a delicious little sweet. 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 draw what I see in music into my sketchbook; the engraved design is based on these drawings. The green of the quartz mirrors the hints of other colours that appear amongst the silver as I listen to the music that inspires my drawings. One edge is shiny and burnished the other retains the satisfying crackled texture from the making process. A unique ring, I never make the same thing twice. Is it time to treat yourself to this Green Quartz and Silver Ring?
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 Green Quartz and Silver Ring is inspired by what I see when I listen to the song Falling Away With You by Muse. Electric guitar is silver, greys and whites and lightning-like shapes. The pale green quartz mirrors one of the colours that I see when I hear bass guitar playing. It’s smooth shape also 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 Green Quartz and Silver 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 Green Quartz and Silver 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 Green Quartz and Silver Ring For?
This ring is for a woman who knows her style and knows herself. You love to use unusual jewellery to anchor your favourite outfits and add a subtle hint of colour. Good quality and excellence that lasts are what you look for in your clothes and jewellery.
- One-off piece
- Full UK Hallmarks
- size UK S (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 19mm
- Stone 9mmx14mm diameter
- Internal diameter 20mm
- Comes to you protected by a sturdy branded box