Castro Smith 9k bee ring with charcoal grey rhodium plating
Castro Smith 9k yellow gold Bee signet ring with charcoal grey rhodium plating, size 6 1/4. The top of the signet measures approximately 7/16″ x 1/2″ & the band tapers from approximately 3/16″ 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.