The Jeweler's Eye
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I am a jewelry designer and gemologist. I love creating beautiful heirloom jewelry for clients all over the world. In this blog, I feature many of my designs and current projects as well as articles about colored gemstones, diamonds and antique jewelry. As a historian and lover of antique and estate jewelry, I am often inspired by jewels from the past.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Egyptian Lotus of the Nile Ring Design

This is my Lotus of the Nile Ring design which features a vibrant turquoise colored natural Gem Silica cabochon and two small round colorless diamonds. I have long admired ancient Egyptian motifs as well as Egyptian Revival designs of the Victorian and Art Deco eras. So naturally I was inspired by this love of Egyptian motifs and incorporated a stylized lotus blossom in this ring.

The feature gem (Gem Silica) is cradled within two stylized palmettes that are formed from the ribbed band. The vibrant color of the Gem Silica is reminiscent of turquoise that was used in ancient Egypt.

The ribbed band, stylized lotus blossoms, palmettes and cross-bars at the shoulders are elements that are seen in ancient Egyptian art and design.

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