Award-winning Sapphire Reverie Ring - Made To Order
Awarded a Goldsmiths Craft and Design award in 2020, the most exquisite ‘chameleon like’ teal Australian Sapphire has been hand selected by the Gill Wing Team and Hannah Bedford was commissioned to make this incredible piece in 18ct Fairtrade gold. The sapphire reflects flashes of Prussian blue and deep rich forest green illustrating the incredible diversity of tones witnessed in a bi-colour sapphire.
This design is a celebration of beautiful ethical materials - created using an innovative fusion of new technology and ancient craft technique. A one-of-a-kind ring, born from a creative collaboration between Hannah and Gill Wing Jewellery.
Each unique Fairtrade gold granule was handcrafted on a charcoal block before being cleaned and individually applied to the ring. The bonding of these minute precious granules requires great skill and precision, a careful steady hand and, above all, a meditative like patience.
“We've created this design as a dream piece for our clients, a one of a kind treasure that I would love to own myself. Born from a passion for natural gemstones, the best ethical luxury materials and admiration for the incredible designer-makers we work with.” Sarah Burns, Director, Gill Wing Jewellery.
Due to the Unique nature of this incredible Ethically sourced gem, the Sapphire Reverie is a ‘One of a Kind’ piece, but we are open to commissioning a similar work of art in other gemstones.
Hannah Bedford’s jewellery designs explore texture and form using the traditional process of granulation. Working in precious metals, Hannah creates a range of women’s jewellery, from intricate necklaces to bespoke engagement and wedding rings.
Collections are inspired by organic growth patterns in the natural world. Hannah uses granulation to create raised, textured surfaces that entwine each piece. Fine granulation en-captures precious stones and interlaces between surfaces, linking bangles and weaving across rings. The work is often led by these technical explorations, using them to play with scale, form and contrasting precious metals to create aesthetically beautiful forms.
To look after your jewellery we recommend it must not be worn in the bath, shower or whilst swimming and we advise any perfume or hairspray is to be applied before putting on your jewellery to avoid contact with chemicals and cosmetics. Please remove your jewellery before engaging in practical activities such as sport.
Please get in touch to enquire about our cleaning services and restoring surface finishes.