Xuan Ring II

Regular price £398.00 GBP
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This ring is a collaboration with Symetria Part 09.

Linear and strong. Panels are joined together to make shapes, and shapes create volume. Kevin took inspiration from that and simplified it to a pure binary relationship between two planes. Overlapping and emphasising effortlessly, this ring has an earthy quality- making a statement without a sound.

Kevin wanted a matt finish to the silver, so the planes complement the light and shadow, emphasising the geometry's purity. He wrapped the silver sheets in paper and transferred the paper texture to the silver.

The texture reminded Kevin of the feeling of running his fingers through a stack of Xuan paper (宣纸) - one of his favourite things to do as a child.

One of this ring's main features is the handmaking process's expression. Because the paper texture is in-printed to the silver first, it doesn't allow any polishing or sanding afterwards. Therefore all the marks from the making process are carried to the final product with pride. This ring also has an 18k gold soldering where the ring band meets the planes, highlighting the trace of making. 

The silver material is supplied locally in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is produced by recycled waste from the Jewellery Industry within Australasia. All silver elements in this collection are made with Nickel free sterling silver (925 silver).

Please note due to the hand-made nature, there will be minor variations between each order. Care will be given to achieve consistency. The white-coloured finish to the silver is created during the process of pickling. It is a fine layer of silver that will be naturally polished by wearing. Please expect a more reflective finish after one or two weeks of wearing.

Sizing:  rings are in size P(UK standard) if not specified. All rings can be made in customised sizes. Please clarify when placing orders

This ring is a collaboration with Symetria Part 09.

Linear and strong. Panels are joined together to make shapes, and shapes create volume. Kevin took inspiration from that and simplified it to a pure binary relationship between two planes. Overlapping and emphasising effortlessly, this ring has an earthy quality- making a statement without a sound.

Kevin wanted a matt finish to the silver, so the planes complement the light and shadow, emphasising the geometry's purity. He wrapped the silver sheets in paper and transferred the paper texture to the silver.

The texture reminded Kevin of the feeling of running his fingers through a stack of Xuan paper (宣纸) - one of his favourite things to do as a child.

One of this ring's main features is the handmaking process's expression. Because the paper texture is in-printed to the silver first, it doesn't allow any polishing or sanding afterwards. Therefore all the marks from the making process are carried to the final product with pride. This ring also has an 18k gold soldering where the ring band meets the planes, highlighting the trace of making. 

The silver material is supplied locally in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is produced by recycled waste from the Jewellery Industry within Australasia. All silver elements in this collection are made with Nickel free sterling silver (925 silver).

Please note due to the hand-made nature, there will be minor variations between each order. Care will be given to achieve consistency. The white-coloured finish to the silver is created during the process of pickling. It is a fine layer of silver that will be naturally polished by wearing. Please expect a more reflective finish after one or two weeks of wearing.

Sizing:  rings are in size P(UK standard) if not specified. All rings can be made in customised sizes. Please clarify when placing orders