alligator ring

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

This is definitely one of the more unique pieces I’ve made recently, combining unusual design motifs (two alligators holding a center stone in their mouths + lettering) with multiple stones. The client specifically was after a rough-hewn medieval look.

As it turns out, I’m not super good at rough-hewn (too much of a perfectionist) in that I can’t bring myself to leave hammer marks in from stone setting, or make my carvings look primitive, or whatever it is I felt might make a piece look very old. What I could do was fake it a little by arranging more prominent carve marks here and there, and the choice of 18K royal yellow gold was perfect, especially with a little patina here and there to make details more prominent. I absolutely love how this ring finished out. My alligators turned out rad!

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

The diamond and the two belly rubies were old family stones with sentimental value, and we added a new third ruby to sit above the diamond.

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

The back of the ring had the Latin “FIDEM” inscribed in.

Many more after the jump…

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

5 Responses to “alligator ring”

  1. Peg Bowden says:

    Absolutely unique. Nothing quite like it anywhere. Rubies in the belly? Love it.

  2. Sandy says:

    I really like this ring. I have a small finger. 4.5 to 5. Are you interested in selling this ring? And if so what size it?

  3. Natalie says:

    Why did you choose the word faith?

  4. cheyenne says:

    It was the request of the client–the word “fidem” on the ring.

  5. Danielle says:

    Can this gator ring be remade ? What did this ring cost?

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