american-jewelry

‘Cosmic Clam’ …

“Like a musician lost in the playing of the music, I can sit still for hours, blissfully focused, arranging tiny granules of gold into beautiful patterns. I try to find harmony in even the minutest step of the process, whether it’s the positioning of a single granule, or shaving off a tenth of a millimeter of gold to get a perfect line. This is the foundation and integrity of my art” …

Ring designed by Kent Raible in 2006 for 'Secret treasure’ Annual Design Project Collection from the American Jewellery Design Council (AJDC)

18K yellow gold, 900 platinum, chrysacolla, diamonds, sapphires and pearls. The clam can be worn closed as a ring, or can be opened to reveal a removable inner ring.
Image: AJDC