Silver anticlastic ring for pearl

The pearl in this ring was found whilst sea foraging in Normandy many years ago.  Although it is rough and irregular, it has sentimental value.  My brief was that the ring would be worn daily and so needed to protect the pearl.  I suggested an anticlastic ring, which appealed to the owner as she is a mathematician and instantly knew what I meant. (It has both convex and concave curves – most rings only have one or two convex curves.)

The left hand image shows the finished ring and the right hand image before lowering the collar and setting the pearl.  The pearl is well protected from casual imapcts.

‘Just to let you know that I absolutely adore the ring you made. I wear it every single day, and my family was blown away by how beautiful it is, and ‘true’ to the type of pearl it is.’