Chrysocolla ring made while I was in school taking the Jewelry Art and Design program at VCC back in 1992...can you believe this was over 20 years ago???
Sterling silver with 18kt yellow gold detail. I never took a picture of this ring until last Friday...pardon the imperfections, I was just starting my jewellery training. I kept it and wear it a lot.
The stone was cut by myself as part of the lapidary section of the course. (I enjoyed cutting the stone but the process is too messy to do it on a professional basis.) I love love this material...Chrysocolla, a multi-crystalline agate, with malachite creates a planet Earth kind of vibe. I love the glow.
The criss-cross detail is different and unique, and surprisingly comfortable. The stone actually was glued in on either side (gasp!) not ideal but I was experimenting.
Hélène is a Vancouver BC designer/goldsmith with a passion for beautiful gemstones and precious metals. She works with the philosophy that objects that are thoughtfully conceived, hand made with technical precision and infused with artistic passion have an energy that cannot be attained with mass produced objects. With this belief, no two pieces are identical and each are unique and one of a kind.