Coral Turret Ring
Coral Turret Ring from the Newfoundland collection by Romilly Saumarez Smith. At the heart of this piece is an antique turret brooch, originally sourced from a metal detectorist. Romilly has developed this into a ring, adding coral, pearls and diamonds.Read More
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Originally, the turrets would have been filled with coloured glass or precious stones. It is very rare to find one with the original stones, and so Romilly added her own precious pieces. Newfoundland is a collection about collections – a realisation that makes one rethink the title, breaking it up into syllables, separating the words: new found land. Anglo-Saxon finger rings, Mediaeval turret brooches, thimbles, shoe buckles, belt buckles, knife handles, nails, pins and spoons – have been made precious, be-jewelled with diamonds and seed pearls, embellished with gold, silver and coral and given new stories, made wearable.
Romilly Saumarez Smith began buying metal detecting finds from various sources about five years ago. These extraordinary remnants, buried and forgotten since Roman and mediaeval times, become part of the world again as jewellery, boxes and bespoke objects.
Width 15mm / 0.60 inches
Bronze with green patina
Coral, pearl, diamond, 18 carat gold
Not suitable for heavy use
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