Mabe Pearl Ring
Rustic Sterling silver Mabe pearl ring delicately accented with a beaded bezel and floral band.
Pearls are fascinating organic jewels. Shaped under cover of darkness, they are the growth of beauty overcoming hardship. Locked away like hidden secrets, reflecting a contemplation of slow subtle matters, presented as a revelation of new beginnings to the world. Needing no cutting or man made polishing, pearls are the perfection of natural brilliance in their softly gleaming nacre. A thoughtful meditation on the nature of grace under pressures unseen.
This US size 8 ring is completely hand fabricated from sterling silver and has been made in my one person shop in Atlanta GA USA.
Note from the Artist
I made this modern sterling silver Mabe Pearl ring entirely by hand. I’m fascinated with the textures created by combining fusing, granulation, and forging. Each piece on my workbench is special, but with Mabe Pearl I am inspired by the layers of experience that make us hardwired for connection.
Every experience we have shapes our nature, giving us the strength to achieve our wildest dreams, to overcome unexpected setbacks, and to endure life’s toughest conflicts. Overcoming obstacles and achieving long held dreams, our life is a montage of defining moments conquered and memories claimed. We see the reflection of these struggles in every person we meet. Each one of us walking the path of life, alone yet together in our shared humanity.
Probably one of the most rewarding things to create is handmade texture- and the combinations of texture in Mabe Pearl is no exception. I always approach the creation of texture a bit like a mad scientist. The alchemy of fire, force, and metal is unpredictable and enthralling. Each hammer blow shapes the metal in a new direction. Each pass of a torch runs the risk of artistic implosion, where the metal could sink into a formless mass once more. The thrill of creation is echoed in the rush of artistic freedom with every moment, until the final texture is achieved.
I hope you enjoy Mabe Pearl.