Ring with an emerald sphere with diamonds in yellow gold.

The emerald sphere ring

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

A holiday in the country is a great opportunity to appreciate rural nature. Intense greenery reflecting the rays of the sun and the sound of the trees swaying freely in the wind is a real balm for nerves that are regularly tormented by the noise of the city.

Trees have been associated with peace and eternal happiness for centuries.

For example, in the Bible book of Genesis, written about 3,500 years ago, you can read: "God made to grow out of the ground every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food, and also the tree of life in the middle of the garden." Apparently, then, if Adam had remained obedient to the Creator, in time God would have allowed him to eat from this tree as a sign that it was worthy of eternal life - perfect happiness and harmony.

Bespoke ring design based on the results of the discussion with the client.

To transfer this unique symbolism to the world of jewellery, I decided to design a ring with a motif of a tree. The design included several variants. Mr. David decided on a ring in which the crown of the tree is an emerald cut in the shape of a sphere. However, a problem immediately arose. Such a stone can not be bought or even found. When I started to research, no one had even heard of it. The only option was to find a raw crystal specimen that could then be shaped into a sphere.

Raw emerald crystals look like sweets.

I found a broker in Hong Kong who had a 17 carat stone from Zambia. It was selected from a set of three raw crystals. A purchase of this type involves huge risk. You never know what is at the centre of an emerald.. During the grinding process, cracks can deepen with the rise in temperature. As a result, stones can damaged during the process. The task was taken up by my gemstone cutter from Italy. I breathed a sigh of relief when he sent me a photo of the finished, polished gem.

Sphere shaped emerald ready to polish.

The stone is set in the centre of four claws and decorated with a halo of diamonds. The structure of the ring is made from golden branches that connect at the bottom of the shank. This forms a trunk with a base that allows the ring to be placed in a display case or on a dressing table.

Finished piece.