Alicia Kline - Bellator

Artist: Alicia Kline, North Dakota
Materials: sterling silver, Montana agate
Size: 8.75
Dimensions: Top 3" x 2.5", Band Width 1/4" x 1/2"

Artist Statement: “Bellator” is the Latin word meaning “Warrior.” And trust me, when you put on this power ring you feel ready for any battle life can hand you! I created the moose antlers by hand, first fusing scraps of recycled sterling silver, then carving each one freeform with my hand-piece and a bit of imagination. I chose a striking cut of Montana agate to complete this epic finger-shield. Yes, "Bellator” is meant to make you feel powerful and confident, but rest assured it could provide some serious self-defense should you need it. Hand-carved and truly one-of-a-kind, this power ring can’t help but bring out your inner warrior.

Artist Bio: I am a primarily self-taught metalsmith, living and working in rural ND alongside my husband and four children. My home studio is located on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, where the immense beauty of nature surrounds and inspires me daily. As a former HS teacher, I find great joy in researching and trying out new metalsmithing techniques…some might say I have Creative ADD as my style seems to follow my sense of curiosity! My biggest motivation is a good challenge, and metalsmithing provides endless ways to help me push my boundaries and continue learning. I truly enjoy making jewelry, and I can’t wait to see where this journey leads next.

Watch a video of this ring HERE!

This ring is part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2022, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.

Rings from this collection will ship or be available for pick up after the competition concludes on April 29.