Castro Smith 9k bird & bluebell ring with dark blue and rhodium plating

$3,000

Details

Castro Smith 9k yellow gold Bird & Bluebell ring, size 6 3/4, with dark blue ceramic plating on the signet face and grey rhodium plating on the sides. The top of the signet measures approximately 1/2″ x 5/8″ & the band tapers from approximately 1/4″ to 1/8″ wide. 

- 9k yellow gold
- dark blue ceramic plating
- grey rhodium plating
- size 6 3/4

Due to the nature of this ring it cannot be resized but appropriate sizes can be special ordered. Please inquire to order.

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.
A recipient of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust scholarship in 2017, Smith studied metalworking, patination and engraving with Japanese masters under renowned silversmith Hiroshi Suzuki.