A one-of-a-kind cast, forged, fabricated and engraved ring in 18k yellow gold, set with an ancient Greek silver drachma coin of about 17 mm in diameter. The coin was struck in Macedon between 336 and 323 B.C., and represents the emperor Alexander as the Greek hero Hercules, with the lion skin covering his head. The reverse shows the god Zeus seated on his throne.This coin is particularly clear and nearly uncirculated, as you can see by the outstanding detail. I made the wax model for this ring while I was working in Frascati, Italy.
I was born in 1940 and came to jewelry making rather late in life, some 30 years later. There was an incident in my pre-school days, which I now recall, as a key to my decision to become an artist…READ MORE
Mary’s new ring is absolutely beautiful! The stones are all exquisite. The setting you created highlights them better than any spotlight. You have outdone yourself with this creation!...READ MORE
Jim's work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute. …READ MORE