It is a brand new year, and to mark it our favourite art history-obsessed jewellery sculptor Ruby Taglight has created three brand new designs.
For those of you who read Ruby’s article A history of hand motifs in jewellery on The Jewellery Cut last year, you will know that the pandemic pushed her into a bout of creativity that focused on touch – something that became taboo as we tried to quell the pandemic. Her response was to create tiny gold sculptures of hands that closed bracelet clasps, so that the wearers could interact with hands on a daily basis, no matter how isolated.
Other new designs include a beautiful one-of-a-kind gold signet ring set with 12 ethically mined Canada Mark diamonds. As with all Ruby Taglight jewels, there is a deep story and symbolism attached to this design, which was inspired by a 16th century tool called as Astrolabe. The diamonds are representative of stars, which in turn represent a journey.
Ruby Taglight 9ct gold and Canada Mark diamond Astrolabe signet ring, £1,970, buy at The Jewellery Cut Shop
The third new addition to the collection is a one-off gold vermeil knuckleduster topped with a gargoyle created using lost-wax carving. Ruby found her studious mind drawn to the history of gargoyles and how these architectural elements started out as functional items to deflect rain from buildings, but became purely decorative in later years. Now this classic grotesque figure not only adorns buildings, it adorns a precious Ruby Taglight creation – one that she hopes will spark many conversations on the function of ornament.
All three of of these handcrafted Ruby Taglight creations are now available to discover and buy on The Jewellery Cut Shop, with prices starting at £120.
Left: Ruby Taglight gold-plated silver Gargoyle knuckleduster ring, £550, buy at The Jewellery Cut Shop
Right: Ruby Taglight 9ct gold Hand bracelet, £120, buy at The Jewellery Cut Shop
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