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“A World Braided With Light” Ring. $625.

At home on Mother Earth, we are blessed to live in a world braided with light. With this ring, Wings weaves strands of earth and water and sky with ribbons of pure silver sunlight, never long distant and proof against the dark. This piece begins with an extraordinary high-grade cabochon of freeform boulder turquoise — likely Kingman, given its colors: rich and earthy golden-brown host rock shot through with patches and pools of perfect sky blue, a world in miniature dotted with flecks of iron pyrite that set the whole of it ashimmer. It’s set into a low-profile scalloped bezel, edged with twisted silver, then placed atop a band split by hand at the top and spread to hold stone and setting boldly aloft.  The band is formed of wide, heavy-gauge sterling silver pattern wire, molded in a scored and braided motif that evokes an angular Art Deco sensibility and pays tribute to old local styles of Indigenous smithing. The band is 1/4″ wide; the bezel is 1-1/16″ high by 1″ across at the widest point; the cabochon is 7/8″ high by 3/4″ across at the widest point (all dimensions approximate). [The band is currently size 11; its detail work makes it unsizeable in its current form; a new band can be created in a different size for a $100 fee.] Other views shown below.

Sterling silver; high-grade American boulder turquoise (likely Kingman)
$625 + shipping, handling, and insurance
[Note: Not resizeable; a new band can be created in any size for a $100 fee]

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