Gold Edged Thimble Ring
Gold Edged Thimble Ring from the Newfoundland collection by Romilly Saumarez Smith. This piece is made from an antique tailor’s thimble, originally sourced from a metal detectorist. Romilly has developed this into a ring, adding a gold edge to augment and strengthen the piece.Read More
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Tailor's thimbles do not have a top to them unlike ordinary thimbles. This piece is a very simple and striking intervention, yet requires a great deal of skill to execute. 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.
This ring cannot be resized.
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 12mm / 0.47 inches
Tailor's thimble, metal detecting find, bronze with green patina
18 carat gold
Not suitable for heavy use
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