'Raw Killiecrankie Diamond Ring'
Raw Flinders Island Killiecrankie diamond/topaz, sterling silver and 9 ct rose gold
The surface of this raw Killiecrankie Diamond/Topaz from Flinders Island, Tasmania reminds me of the mountainous terrain of Tasmania’s wild and rugged wilderness. Set in Sterling Silver & 9ct Rose Gold free formed ring. Textured, toolmarked & oxidised. Full set of Hallmarks.
I had first heard of The Art of Silver not long after arriving in TAS and thought the sound of a Jewellery Collective was amazing however the timing wasn’t right for me. Over the years I met a couple more members of that Collective which had the new name of FIND. It took a few more years but FIND was still a temptation and after finally taking a leap and applying for an interview I was warmly welcomed as a new member in November 2018, and it has been an absolutely amazing step in my career! I feel honoured to be amongst 10 very talented artists! They are inspiring and I have learnt so much about what goes into running a retail space. The shop is a pleasure to be in!
I’m feel so fortunate to be part of FINDs 20th Anniversary Exhibition. This is a very special time for me too as I am also celebrating my own business’ 20th anniversary!
I was apprenticeship trained from 1993, going out on my own in 2001 to expand my creativity and independence as a gold and silversmith. The last decade in Tassie has seen my work really evolve to the style it is today. Combining old and new techniques with studies of geological formations, antiquities and our breath-taking scenery playing a big part in my inspiration whilst continuing with my addiction to creating around beautiful gemstones.