18ct white gold, 18ct yellow gold, 24ct keum boo, black diamonds
To mark e.g.etal’s 25th anniversary, a collection of e.g.etal artists have each created a piece of jewellery that exists at the intersection of defiance and desire. These are beautiful, covetable objects that also challenge the wearer and push at the boundaries of what jewellery can be.
The techniques used to create this ring are in defiance of the usual way of creating. Taking the idea of the traditional and ancient Korean Keum-Boo technique of 24ct gold fused to fine silver, Robin Wells has been experimenting with alternative precious metals to create the same effect. She had been told it can’t be done using the Keum Boo technique with 18ct gold. However, by using a particular 18ct white gold alloy, she has been able to find a way to fuse the paper thin 24ct fine gold to the surface.
The effect of this defiance of traditional materials used in this technique is to create a beautiful rich surface of white and yellow gold patterning. Use of salt and pepper and black diamonds challenges the norm of diamond quality in jewellery. Certain components of the ring can be taken apart to entice the wearer to play with different placements on the hand. An enduring, coveted object of desire to wear forever.
Pieces from this collection will be shipped at the conclusion of the exhibition (from 23rd November, 2023)
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