Satisfied Lunar New Year! The Year of the Tiger phone calls for a throwback to a custom made tiger ring I created years in the past for gorgeous client Christine.

18K yellow gold with black diamonds, tsavorites, and a South Sea pearl.

I would appreciate to make a new tiger ring for the Tiger Yr — with some variations, of study course, so that Christine’s ring would continue being uniquely hers.

The first tiger ring

It would be gratifying to get some orange sapphires into this design and style. I was now pondering of blue sapphires for the eyes when magnificent Arlene chimed in on Fb to recommend that a star sapphire would be a worthy successor to the original’s black pearl. I concur! Also, I have never worked with a star sapphire.

This is a significant daring ring. I do not imagine I have any pictures of the concluded ring “in the wild” (in other words, on Christine’s hand), but you can get some plan of the dimensions from this photograph of me keeping the unique hand-carved wax model for the piece.

It’s about the sizing of my Empress Wu dragon ring.

If you’re intrigued in commissioning your very own particular tiger ring — and you can pick out your individual gems instead than go with my sapphire recommendations — DM me on Instagram or e mail me at info at wendybrandes dot com.

Thanks to Steel & Smith for which includes my tiger ring in their round-up of tiger jewellery. Click on the picture underneath to go to their submit and see what other jewelry designers have to offer you. There is a tiger for men and women of all stripes. (Sorry, I experienced to say it!)

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