Tory Herford - Crystal Landscape Ring with Ruby
Artist: Tory Herford
Materials: sterling silver, ruby
Dimensions: 1.5 inches
I've been working with crystal samples, wood branches, and various botanical items for some years. I've developed my own non-traditional molds to capture the interesting textures. Once cast in metal, these natural textures can take on new abstract interpretations while still referencing the original and familiar source item.
Tory Herford was raised in a rural environment, and spent countless hours observing and interacting with the wonders of nature. Tory’s work involves nature or natural themes, with an emphasis on organic forms and textures. Considering herself more a sculptor than a jeweler, she often works directly from natural or found objects, taking them out of their original context so that they can be experienced in new ways.