Art takes many mediums. Sometimes before I start a new piece I start by exploring colors and textures and the over all "feeling" to be found in landscapes and earths unexplored terrains. I'll take a Pinterest free-fall into a theme and see where it takes me. I'll start playing with my paints, pulling in colors in acrylic, oils and ink and finding a theme. I then sit with my stones laid out before me and start to create a color palette in my precious stones.
Sapphires are my current muse, and in particular those in subterranean hues of teal, turquoise and aquatic blues...
I wanted this piece to have a coolness to it, but with that peaceful and uplifting feeling of being just beneath the surface of the ocean, looking up through the water, so calm and tranquil in that muted surrounding, but with the sun pouring through and all the promise of life above trickling through. Perhaps this makes little sense, but this is where I start, and clutching at this feeling this is where I begin.
This ring is a smooth, rounded and tactile band with mixed sizes of cool blue, teal and bi-colored Sapphires submerged freely, with little diamonds - both perfect brilliant cut, rose cut and rough cut shards - clustered together to create areas of texture and sparkle, cast in 14kt White Gold.
This is a calming, cool and very special ring. Every single piece is custom made to order and an element of freedom is given to the work. I let heat guide the stones and they sit as and where they will, allowing for an organic and utterly unique piece, each time.
For custom requests or other metal options please feel free to email me at Jayne@ternyc.com