T his ring is named Abzu after a Sumerian deity of deep primordial waters, although most people will recognise it as an image of Medusa from Greek mythology. The design of this piece is reminiscent of protective amulets that appeared in Byzantine and Ancient Russia around the 10th century. It is said that a person who wears such image is safe from illnesses and misfortunes.
Abzu is a considerable ring, occupying a good portion of the hand and weighing approximately 40 grammes. Because of its size, any precious metal other than silver would make it too unwieldy to wear.
Blue sapphires and diamonds adorn the face of the ring, which curves to follow the contours of the hand. Azures on the back side help to bring more light to the stones and distribute the weight more evenly across the piece. Each of the serpents holds a small diamond in its mouth, adding a bit of extra sparkle.
- Silver ring set with sapphires and diamonds.
- Abzu Ring - MEN’S JEWELERY
A rt Deco, or Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theaters, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.