This glistening 18K Palladium White Gold ring is inspired by a nostalgic Virginia structure;
a repurposed Silo that now houses three guest rooms at the Fort Lewis Lodge.
Right away I decided to flip the silo dome upside down so a special center stone, that would represent the cool blue, green, gold light play of the Cowpasture River, could be placed on top.
This amazing hand cut, 4.40 carat hexagonal Congalese Tourmaline, by the talented gem cutter, David Turpak was perfect! The shape of the tourmaline then dictated the final shape of the top of the ring.
This entire original ring has the look of being clad in standing seam metal roofing and shingles, taking its cues from the Silo and is cast in 18K Palladium White Gold. It has a row of twelve 2.75X2.25mm; VS; GHI baguette Diamonds set within the seams representing the windows of the Silo, encircling the center Tourmaline. Two small light green/blue princess cut Sapphires finish out the ring, bringing a touch of color to it's neck, continuing the flow of the river through the ring.
Since this ring was inspired during an artist retreat presented by the Cowpasture River Preservation Association, I will be donating 6% of the proceeds to help them provide educational and water quality monitoring programs, advocacy, fellowship and outreach.
1 Fancy Hand Cut Tourmaline, 10mm Hex, 4.40 carat, Seafoam, green/blue color. Cut by David Turpak.
12 Step Cut Baguette Diamonds 2.75 x 2.25mm, VS, GHI, total weight, 1.2ct.