20k gold Basalt and Ruby Ring
Ocean Polished Basalt from Victoria B.C., known as the Kali stone, the protector. Set in 20k gold with a red ruby accent, the stone ruled by the sun in vedic astrology. The back is hand engraved with Ganesh, the Hindu elephant god who is the remover of obstacles and one who is prayed to in the morning or before anything begins.
Circa 2009. While this piece was produced in 2009, it has never been worn.
In 2003, I went to Mysore India for the first time to study yoga. While I went there to study yoga, I ended up finding a new passion, Indian goldsmithing. During that journey, I met Kumar who has been my good friend and gold smith teacher since. We have created so many wonderful pieces of gold jewelry over the years. For the first time ever, I am selling some of the pieces online. They date from 2007 to 2011. Each piece handmade with recycled 20k gold using ancient Indian techniques, an art that is dying quickly with each generation. These pieces are all one of kind, they are so special and incredibly meaningful. They have been blessed in ceremony and have been made in collaboration, with love, sweat and tears. These pieces are extremely limited. With your purchase, you will be helping to support my good friend and colleague Kumar in India.
Photo is of Kumar and I in his workshop 2011
Length at longest part 1.4 cm or .55 inches. Width at widest part 1 cm or .4 inches