Inspired by a childhood love of history and archaeology, this Gothic skull ring is a tribute to the timeless gargoyles found all around Oxfordshire, England – where I grew up. Cast in bronze, they catch the eye with a gold-like glow that Indiana Jones would certainly appreciate. I don’t do a showroom jewellery high-polish on my rings – this will arrive to you feeling as though it has just left an artisan’s bench, not picked out of a catalog or a shiny glass case next to dozens of others just like it. When I started making jewellery, it was to create my own artifacts; the same treasures that I grew up visiting in the Pitts-River or the Ashmolean Museums. My treasures may not end up in museums one day, but I do hope they will bring you a lifetime of joy.
The master pattern for my Gothic skull ring was carved by hand from wax using only a knife and some sandpaper. Each custom pattern is further sized and finished by hand before casting, making each ring unique to the person who buys it. It’s a beautiful, mysterious and timeless unisex statement piece; a lovely gift for any lover of history, ancient aesthetics or skull rings. Or for yourself. This is one of the few rings that I wear every single day.