Green Sapphire 'Torus' Cut, Champagne Diamonds, Tsavorite Garnet Cocktail Ring
A fantastic collaboration of talent! Kent Raible designed his one of a kind ring around this stunning center gem, a green Montana Sapphire cut by master gem carver Glenn Lehrer. Mr. Lehrer's special 'Torus' cut allows for a gem to be mounted in the center of the Sapphire.
The Sapphire, faceted from behind, leaves a smooth top with all that sparkle shining through. Kent has accented this fine gem with five Champagne Diamonds (Round in center and two pear shapes on each side), and a brilliant circle of Tsavorite Garnets.
A Raible classic, this ring features bold gold fabrication with delicate 18 karat Gold granulation. Made entirely by the hand, heart and mind of visionary artist and master goldsmith Kent Raible.
Montana Green Sapphire 'Torus' cut 1.91 carats
Champagne Diamonds .22 carats total
Tsavorite Garnets .60 carats total
9.3 grams 18 karat Gold
Height: .38 in. (9.66 mm)
Width: .63 in. (16.01 mm)
This ring is sizable
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Kent Raible and his jewelry....
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 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.