Japanese Waves Ring

Part of Bibi van der Velden’s Sea Creature collection, this quirky ring depicts a man hiding in a sea-shell, with only his rose gold legs visible. The shell is a white quartz with mother of...

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€ 19,190.00
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Product code: BV63RI
Sea Creature Collection

I was inspired by my fellow compatriot, the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, who painted his fantasy figures that were half human, half fish many years ago. I also played with the imaginations we have about mermaids. The collection includes movable mermaid tails that wrap around your finger or wrist, and abalone mother- of- pearl set beneath rock crystal carved into a shell, giving it an opaque mysterious shimmer. As a finishing touch, I combined all this with 18k white and rose gold, set with diamonds and precious stones.

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Bibi van der Velden
If you like simple strings of pearls or plain diamond rings, Bibi van der Velden’s jewellery won’t be for you. If you’re fond of the edgy and different, then take a very good look. She’s primarily a conceptual artist, and jewellery, or what she calls “wearable art”, is just one of the avenues she uses to explore new ideas. Her collections range from the weird and wonderful to the fantastical, and one of the most intriguing is Mammoth.
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