Castro Smith 18k hummingbird ring with purple ceramic plating
Castro Smith 18k yellow gold Hummingbird ring with purple ceramic plating, size 4 3/4. The top of the signet measures approximately 7/16″ x 1/2″ & the band tapers from 1/4″ to 1/8″ wide.
Castro Smith’s training as a painter, printmaker and illustrator elevates his fairytale-worthy work as a hand engraver and a jeweler.
What started out as an apprenticeship with the Goldsmith’s Company to further his work as an illustrator turned into a career for Smith, who is recognized today for his distinct aesthetic based on the ancient art of seal engraving.In Smith's namesake line, the signature piece — a modern riff on the classic signet ring — features deep etchings of intricately detailed symbols and scenes on all facets. Drawing inspiration from mythology, history, flora and fauna, the East London-based Smith’s painterly designs reflect a fusion of the European and Japanese engraving techniques in which he was formally trained.