Green Garnet Single Stone Ring
Wow! This Green Grossular Garnet is so richly colored, bright and sparkling! Did you know that Grossular Garnet has a refractive index close to that of Diamond? That means you get super sparkle with these lovely gems and as far as Green Grossular Garnets go, this one is considered "triple A quality", which means it is top in it's class in color and sparkle!
Pair that with the elegant, fine 18 Karat gold granulation, lovely detailing and fine craftsmanship, you have an exquisite little work of art from Kent Raible's limited edition 'Studio Collection'. This ring is made entirely by the artist himself in his Washington state studio.
This limited edition ring can be made with any 6mm round gemstone, including diamond for wedding/engagement. Kent has made them with many different stones, including diamond for engagement rings. Please inquire for a price with your favorite gem.
** Please note, the ring on the model may have a different gemstone and is included to give you an idea of scale on the hand.
AAA Green Grossular Garnet 1.35ct
5.9 grams 18 karat gold.
Size 6 3/4 - can be sized.
Unlike much “designer” jewelry made today, all jewelry work is done under Kent's direct supervision, with the majority of pieces made entirely by his hand. Beginning with the artist's vision and his sketch, every aspect of the work is done in his studio: alloying the metals, pouring ingots from molten gold, then rolling and drawing the sheet and wire stock used in fabrication, making of granules and small parts used to produce each of Kent's fabulously intricate pieces.
All work is handmade in the USA.
".... Kent's pieces are the quintessence of sumptuous jewelry. Using gold, precious and semi precious stones, he brings to mind a fantasy world of sultans, sheiks and palatial surroundings. Kent's work is glorious in that it has a fantastical quality. It alludes to a time of opulence, when intensive labor was an end in itself. There's a sumptuous, sparkling, magnificence to his work."
- Kenneth Trapp, Former Curator, Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery; National Museum of American Craft
"My life’s path is that of the goldsmith, a path of over 44 years now! To say I love my job would be an understatement! Because, in a world where few things endure, I am one of those who have chosen to celebrate that which defies the passage of time and the whims of fashion.
My life's works draw deeply from the most ancient wells - the archetypes, symbols, and themes that have persisted for millennia. But in my hands, they take on and follow the lines of that singular, internal vision of the practiced artist - one who speaks his own language that somehow bridges the past, present, and future.
My clients tend to call me a true Renaissance man. One could say, in fact, that the pieces I create are perfect time-traveling machines! Firmly rooted in ages-old tradition, each a conscious contributor to its own time, always with a keen and anticipatory eye on what might be next." ~Kent
Kent Raible's ‘Studio Collection’:
These works are inspired by some of Kent's favorite one-of-a-kind pieces. They are created to be just as beautiful as his bespoke work, but by repeating the design, become more affordable.
An original piece is fabricated by the artist, and is then molded and cast in 18karat gold. The castings are then finished and granulated by hand. The assembly, stone setting, chain weaving, clasp mechanisms, and finish work are done by the artist himself, and his personally trained goldsmiths. Each limited edition piece, although beginning from the same mold is slightly different; varied stones, granule patterns and other touches make each piece unique.