Samphire Sapphire and Diamond Ring
The curiously spiny form of this ring has been inspired by samphire and holdfast: a root-like structure connecting seaweed to the sea bed. An inverse 1ct sapphire appears to float amongst its gold fronds, scattered with pretty white diamonds (0.187cts). Created in Cornwall and cast by hand in 14ct gold using the ancient art of lost wax casting.
Size P, the first resize is complementary.
Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue colour but is present in almost every colour including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust. It is also the gem that married couples traditionally gift on their 45th wedding anniversary.
Emily Nixon's work is greatly shaped by living in West Cornwall. Beach finds are tools in the process of her making. "I love the fabric-like twists and folds of seaweed; the diversity in the contours of pebbles; the weathered character of flotsam I see washed up along the shore. This dichotomy of the precious and the organic – special stones encircled by sea-worn fragments of gold – characterises so much of my inspiration. At the heart of my work remains the sculpture and tapestry of my early fine art practice."
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