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LD

Ideal_Rock
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I can't wait to see the end result. I love your design - what inspired it?
 

JackTrick

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*blows dust off thread*

Hello! I have updates!

To answer questions about the design: A while back I saw an auction on Bonham’s for an antique intaglio ring of a bacchanalian scene that I rather fell in love with.

I wanted to adapt it to the mythological characters of Achilles and Patroclus.Or simply put, just two Greek dudes stretching after having some wine. With just the right amount of being artistically risqué :)

The completed piece in chrysoprase!

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And another in progress shot before more detail was added, and showing the stone going bluer in some lights.

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I’m beyond pleased. And have started looking at old Roman intaglio rings for setting inspiration, with rough hewn bands and bezels but with maybe some granulation on the sides to reference the wine grapes in the design.

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The stone is on its way to me now, and I’m terribly excited. Thanks again for the folks here for recommending the artist!
 

Rfisher

Ideal_Rock
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Thanks for the update - was wondering!
Can’t wait to see more.
:love:
 

meely

Brilliant_Rock
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Oh wow this is beautiful I’m so excited to see the finished result!
 

LilAlex

Brilliant_Rock
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Mar 3, 2018
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That is totally cool! And a unique substrate that's beautiful in it own right! That is really well executed!
 

bright&shiny

Shiny_Rock
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May 11, 2009
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Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the stone - I loved your inspiration settings, too. I think grape clusters that are clearly defined would be wonderful and would carry the motif forward - but that’s just my opinion. Fantastic work. Thanks for dusting off the thread!
 

stracci2000

Ideal_Rock
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Jun 26, 2007
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This artist is amazing! She is a master. I was drooling all over her IG page.
I love your idea and it turned out so well.
I'm looking forward to seeing the final ring!
 

Mrs_Strizzle

Brilliant_Rock
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Jun 14, 2018
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Thank you for sharing this journey! These have eluded my radar prior to this, and I had no idea what I've been missing. I am now contemplating a project for hubby...
 

ItsMainelyYou

Brilliant_Rock
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Jun 27, 2014
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Hoooow am I just seeing this now?!
That is the coolest thing I've seen in a long, long, time.
Her ability and detail work is absolutely superb.
Can't wait to see it set and the impressions.
 
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