Narrow Squid Ring
Narrow Squid Ring
My brother and I had a VCR copy of '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' when we were kids and we watched it countless times. I always thought the Nautilus was supercool, but the giant squid needed work (granted, the movie was made in the 50s). I put a little of my idealized undersea monster in this design but softened the edges up with a little art-nouveau styling. I've been looking at a lot of Japanese woodcuts lately as well, and I feel like some of this also seeped into the design.
This is the narrower (~4mm) version of my Original Squid Band. The squid itself reaches ~3/4 of the way around the band with its tentacles clutching a little skiff floating in the waves.
This ring is a highly detailed piece with the squid and water/wave design flowing all the way around the ring, leaving no particular part "up." It is 4mm in width, ~2.25mm thick, and has a delicious weighty feel.
Finger size: Please let me know your size via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I make these by hand, so between sizes, 1/4 sizes are all fine. Let me know any pertinent fit details in your email.
Metal preference: 14K or 18K, white, yellow, or rose gold (rose gold available in 14K only); 14K or 18K palladium white gold (if nickel sensitive). Here is a description of all the metal options I work with. Don’t worry if you don’t see your metal priced out here in my listing; send me an email and I’ll get you a quote.
Width of band: ~4mm
Thickness of band: 2.25mm
This ring is hand carved in wax by me in my Portland studio using pointy tools, and then cast using the lost-wax method. I do all finishing work, stone setting, and pearl mounting. Each ring is a highly detailed work of art with great attention to detail at every angle; this ring in particular has a delicious weighty feel.