Hand engraving can add elegance to any piece of jewelry. Scrollwork is inherently beautiful, adding graceful curves and intricate detail to a piece. When an engraver trades fine lines for sculpted scrolls, things take on a more dramatic dimension.
This man’s ring, dubbed “Vincent”, was created by Mitchell Lurth for the Phillip’s Collection at Philip’s Diamond Shop in Marion, Iowa. Mitchell hand engraved the 10K white gold ring, sculpting the curves and leaves into softly rounded surfaces. At the edge of the sculpted design, steep walls plunge into the surface of the ring. The excavated negative space bottoms out at uniform depth. A smoothly inlaid bed of 24K gold brings color contrast to the empty spaces and emphasizes the depth of the background. Thanks for sharing, Mitchell!
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