Green Tourmaline and Blue Sapphire Cocktail Ring
Kent Raible has out done himself in this gorgeous and bold bespoke cocktail ring. Beautiful flowing lines and the finest museum quality granulation out there. This miniature work of art features a deep Green Tourmaline and Blue Sapphire cabochons. This ring is hand fabricated. Kent starts with pure gold, alloys his metal to 18 Karat with fine silver and copper. He rolls out his metal, creates his wire, fabricating everything by hand! He even makes his own granules! By controlling and creating every part of his masterworks, his vision is unbounded by what size or thickness of metals he can purchase prefabricated. This is high craft, a labor of love, and a work of art.
Green Tourmaline 9.20ct
Blue Sapphire 2.68ct total
23.1 grams 18 Karat Gold
Height: 1.18 in. (29.85 mm)
Width: 0.94 in. (23.8 mm)
Depth: 0.91 in. (22.95 mm)
Size 6 3/4
This ring is sizable
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 Raible's Masterworks Collection:
Presented here are current and available one-of-a-kind works by master craftsman and award-winning goldsmith Kent Raible. Each piece has been designed and executed by Kent and his team, and represents the ultimate in the jeweler's art, using traditional and sometimes ancient goldsmithing techniques.