Jewel of the day: Ana Katarina Love Locket Ring

Poison rings have a long history: rings with a secret compartment for a noxious substance. This contemporary version by Ana Katarina is “inspired by antique poison rings and her love of secrets. When closed the Love Locket is a beautiful work of art. A hand-carved quartz crystal creates a faceted dome and is finished with an inverted sapphire set in a gold bezel. The quartz is circled with inverted sparkly blue sapphires and diamonds. A faint reflection of the ‘Lover’s eye” cameo is visible through the quartz crystal and when open reveals the beautiful hand-carved eye cameo and two burnished set sapphires. The blue agate cameo is hand created by a master carver bringing out the colors and depth within the layers of the stone. The side body of the ring is engraved with the mantra “Close your eyes to see.” As in every piece of the Eye Love collection, ‘love’ is carved into the yellow gold of the ajure back, creating this talisman of eternal love.

Details:Blue Agate Cameo, 18k Yellow Gold, .14ct Diamonds, and .36ct Sapphire. This piece was made using reclaimed, recycled, and fair-trade precious gems and metals in our NYC atelier. The ring is size 7 and can be resized upon request for an additional charge.

Personalized cameos of your own or a loved one’s eye can be custom ordered.”

This sells for USD$7700.

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