One of my favourite things when creating jewellery is to blend the natural and the artificial together to blur the lines, creating natural objects in metal and making metal that is inspired by nature. That’s something I tried to do with this Sapphire Ring, which takes inspiration from the form of a strand of rose root. It’s a texture I often come back to in jewellery because of its fascinating shape and form, and it’s one that works perfectly in metal, where the exact detail of the wood grain can be replicated for a beautiful and complex finish.
Sapphire is a stone I love to work with because of its subtlety, and while some examples can be almost transparent, there is a lovely blue tinge to all Sapphires that works beautifully with silver.
However, this is a setting that works well with a variety of stones thanks to its naturally reflective and light nature, and other stones such as diamond, ruby and emerald are also perfectly suited.