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It is made of sterling silver (925) handmade in my studio.
An oriental motif was engraved on this pretty ring reminding cashmere patterns on silk pashminas from India. On this ring, we can find a very common pattern of paisley alled "the boteh". This is a drawing in the shape of a drop, which end is more or less folded to the left or the right. This pattern is decorated inside.
We do not know the exact meaning and met a multitude of interpretations. People can see a drop, an almond, a flower, an eagle’s beak, a water bottle, a seed, a flame, the canopy of cypress, a tongue of fire, a tear, a pine cone.
It is more likely that this pattern is a floral one since the word boteh means "flowers bouquet" in Persian.
Depending on the region or beliefs, the drawing can be interpreted as Zarathustra tongue of fire, a Buddha tear... It is most likely that the pattern is inspired by the Chinese Yin and Yang, and this would be the reason why it is mostly found in pairs. It would represent the union of man and woman.
I named this ring with the Hindi word Sundarata which means beauty.
Two sheets of sterling silver are soldered on top of the other and were hand cut following the natural shape of the engraved paisley. It was then enhanced with tiny sterling silver balls soldered on the pattern.
It is artisan etched. The etching process takes time but the result allows appreciating the intricate and delicate patterns. The bas relief effect is really nice. The deeper part is oxidized and the upper part has been sanded and polished.
Etching is an artisanal process, which produces a unique design each time I use it. Two pieces with a same design will never be exactly the same by the hazards of the process. Each detail makes a unique piece.
Size: 7 US. This ring cannot be resized.
As we currently dwell in Mexico, provide a period of 2 to 5 weeks to receive your order. Thank you for taking this information into account before ordering in our shop (please, read the complete conditions of shipping here).
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I hope you will love this jewel as much as I enjoyed creating it.
By Emmanuelle Guyon