14 Karat Gold Flying Buttress Ring By Keith Farley

Having a shared interest in architecture, the wearable object, and a good dose of whimsy, I arrived at the design seen below for a ring.

Borrowing from classical Western architectural history, I made use of the flying buttress which is often seen as an integral part of the European gothic cathedral.

Both the base and the portion that acts as a bezel for the round London blue topaz are made of 14 karat white gold. The remainder of the ring was cast in 14 karat yellow gold. Set on opposing sides of the upper peaked area are a pair of tsavorites (green garnets) and two diamonds.

The flat white gold base allows for the ring to stand on its own as a small sculptural object. Despite initial appearances, I am told by those who have worn this style ring that it is very comfortable to wear.

When inquiring about this ring, please make reference to archflbt. The telephone number and tab to initiate an email are located at the top of the page. Otherwise, the email address is farley@artwork-inform.com

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14K gold Flying Buttress ring seen from an oblique angle.

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View of the structural elements

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As seen from above the ring and looking down at the five stones

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