New on the block...
"Oceana" (I never title pieces....)
This is the first of a series of morphs on this particular design.
Each end result is intended to look the same, but the ways of getting there different.
This is a client project for the Fraser Yacht heiress, a ring for a sailor and yachtswoman who is tall and stately, comfortable in jeans or a gown.
The concept was to create a ring that captured a bit of an oceanic feel, and could be worn at functions of import as well.
This is a combination of hand fabrication and cad . Mark Maxwell and I have been working on azures in cad format for a while as an experiment. As it turns out, it works, and still, I am basically doing the job twice because of the clean-up and polishing involved. There are easily 80+ hours in this piece. I'll keep you-all posted on the upcoming versions and the methods of construction, which will include totally hand fabricated through hand carved versions.
In the end it will be interesting to see the commonalities as well as the variables involved.
Posted is the "Glory" shot (of sorts). The rest of the post will be in the Project Builds gallery, about 20 shots.