Banksia nut texture ring by Belinda Stewart.
Fine and sterling silver, vitreous enamel
Each piece is produced in a one-off sand casting.
Ring size N, textured disc 18mm diameter
This ring is a celebration of the iconic Western Australian banksia grandis or bull banksia. Inspired by the centuries old enamelling technique of basse taille, I have taken textures from nature- in this case, from a bull banksia nut – and sand cast it in pure silver. Over this, I have fused a soft blue green vitreous enamel to approximate the colour of this plant’s leaves. I’ve then treated this piece like a precious stone, setting it in a sterling silver ring. This ring combines traditional stone-setting techniques, enamelling and sand casting and is a one-of-a-kind piece in which light plays on the textured silver surface, reflecting back several shades of green.
Colour is applied by fusing enamel (coloured glass) powder to the metal at high temperatures.
*Please note, colours may vary from screen to screen and may look slightly different to the actual colour of the physical product.
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