Russell Jones

Green Amethyst Sketch Ring

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    Past meets present in this exquisite cocktail ring. The cage-style setting and horizontally set gemstone are a nod to historical design, while the faceted green amethyst is purely contemporary. Handcrafted in New York in 14k gold. The gemstone measures 16 x 14 x 9 mm, size 5 1/2.

    “I draw a lot, I sketch out designs and often do detailed gouache paintings before I start making a piece of jewelry. I had saved the cushion cut prasiolite (green amethyst) for years waiting for the right idea to come to me. My inspiration was simple I wanted to use only 18 gauge wire (1mm) and create something that was strong enough to wear and also linear like a drawing.” - Russell Jones



    A true artisan, Russell Jones crafts every element of his jewelry by hand. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Russell pursued a successful career as an editorial illustrator and web designer in New York City before turning full-time to his true passion, jewelry design. In his work, Russell favors gemstones in their natural, untouched state, such as uniquely shaped pearls and raw tourmalines. He embeds them in clean, simple settings, which he sketches in elaborate renderings before beginning working with the materials. Russell counts historical jewelry as one of his influences and often incorporates playful elements from antique designs such as his signature mismatched “King and Queen” earrings. Russell currently splits his time between his studio in Hudson, New York, and teaching jewelry design and rendering at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

    We love a cocktail ring that goes with anything. The inky hue of this green amethyst is an easy neutral, ideal for day or night.