This piece really has some Art Deco style aspects and the combination of colours - black steel and the white diamonds - makes it a very elegant evening conversation piece.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A certain eye-catcher and conversation piece! This kinetic ring made from black coated stainless steel and diamonds breaks with your expectations how jewellery is made and looks like. With every movement of the wearers hand the upper part will start to spin and the sparkling diamonds are catching the eyes and create ongoing attention.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Even it might look like - in this ring there are no magnets involved - its a purely mechanical link between the parts. Secure fixed and made for normal wearing. All parts could be cleaned and serviced if necessary.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This model has been made in many variations from 2009 till today.
They all are made in my workshop in Duesseldorf, Germany.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
black carbon coated stainless steel, 18ct. white gold, diamonds tt. 0.38ct TW/vsi, micro ball bearings
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
stainless steel, black carbon coated
18ct. white gold
14 diamonds tt.0.38ct TW/vsi
22mm x 10mm x 31mm
kinetic, ring, stainless steel, diamonds
I am designing kinetic rings since 1997, so there is a long way of try and error to manage and control the very special mechanical parts involved in these kind of jewellery. The inspiration to work in this field of jewellery was given to me from Prof. Friedrich Becker, the inventor of kinetic jewellery. During my time working as his assistant from 1992-1997, I was captured by this very special kind of interactive jewellery.
Be playful and spontaneous but very precise at the same time.
Working with micro ball bearings requires high precision work and tools - similar to watchmakers specifications. To keep the pieces still durable and solid for everyday wear by creating surprisingly smooth-running movements is a huge challenge.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
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