A luscious ruby is bezel-set in 22k gold atop a band of sea urchin texture cast in sterling silver. The silver band is enhanced with gold dots. Available in size 9.
If you've ever spent time padding barefoot along a beach seeking seashells, then you probably know the singular glee of discovering a sea urchin shell. With the sand between your toes and the sound of ocean waves breaking in your ears, you probably weren't thinking about the rich history we share with these shells—how people have treasured them for centuries and have worn them as protective amulets since medieval times. Of course, I didn't know any of that in my early beach-combing days. All I knew was that whenever I was lucky enough to find one, I couldn't stop running my fingers over its bumpy surface or staring at its symmetrical, otherworldly patterns. Now that I’ve figured out a way to uniquely adapt sea urchin shells to my silver casting process, I’ve fallen in love with that amazing texture all over again.
Materials: ruby, 22k gold, recycled sterling silver
Stone size: 12mm x 15mm
Band width: 1/4”