T his ring depicts a young cub in a state of play – holding on to the wearer’s finger and at the same time reaching toward something that caught its interest. Its soft facial features attest its youthfulness, as do the brown rosettes (spots) on its body and the dark tuft on the tail. The cub has a halo of naiveté or innocence, sparkling with clear diamonds. His back rosettes form an outline of the Tree of Life, a Kabbalistic symbol of the Creation. Though just a child, he holds the full potential within – an allegory of the microcosm being a reflection of the macrocosm.
- 18k Yellow Gold, Yellow Sapphires (4.4ctw), Emeralds (VS, 0.2ctw),
- Cognac Diamonds (0.6ctw), Diamonds (0.1ctw), Black Diamonds (0.05ctw)
- Cub Ring - MEN’S JEWELERY
L ions have been a recognizable symbol of strength, dominance, and nobility for thousands of years. In this latest Volund collection, the lions look calmly upon the wearer, bestowing upon them their grace and status. In addition to animal symbolism, alchemical influences permeate this collection. Alchemists often used both feminine and masculine aspects of the lion family as symbols – the lion and the lioness. Together, these represent the duality of nature: strength and yielding, power and creed, acid and base. Lions also symbolize rejuvenation. The jewelled pieces with their precious metals and stones represent this final stage of purification – perfection of nature through skilled artistry.