The Mandala Rings are our first product introduced on the web site. Nearly ten years ago, I made my first series of Mandala Rings and I have not stopped making big bold rings ever since. This new series is very special to me. I have developed six iconic patterns for these rings and they will be anchoring an exciting line using the artisan jewelry processes that anchor the workflow in my shop.
Each ring is composed of individual parts each fabricated by hand. There are two bezels when a gem stone is added, one in 925 sterling silver and another in 750/18K gold. These are made individually and are not cast as multiples.
The larger 925 sterling silver bezel is individually engraved using one of our rose engine lathes. These engravings are guided by one hand pushing the graver and another turning a hand wheel to move the bezel against the engraver while a follower funs over a pattern creating the design. There is no motor involved in the engraving process. It is a precise and meticulous practice that takes time and patience. If a mistake is made, the bezel must be recycled. It is ruined.