Ryan Gardner - Amethyst Gold Bubble Ring
Artist: Ryan Gardner
Materials: 23K gold leaf, 22K gold, 18K gold, sterling silver, amethyst, sapphire
I first studied jewelry making in school at Bowling Green State University. After school I moved to Colorado to apprentice with Michael Boyd. I worked for him as his full time assistant for almost 10 years before going completely on my own making jewelry. Michael and I have also partnered together on opening the Colorado Center for Metal Arts in Pueblo, CO.
Amethyst is hand cut and carved with gold leaf applied to the carving. Rose-Cut sapphire and amethyst are set in hand fabricated 22K gold. Ring is hand fabricated out of sterling silver and 18K gold.