This is a wonderful example of a Karl Fritsch ring... 18k gold combined with an imitation gemstone, the gold sculpted like clay, shows the artists fingerprint from the making. The straightforward concept of a solitaire ring is turned on its head in a beautifully provocative manner. Known for his irreverent approach, Karl Fritsch pulls his designs 'from his gut'... doing whatever he pleases at that moment. From Cameo stone images of a man throwing up to a gemstone set in place with a screw or a nail, he simultaneously embraces and discards all of the traditions of jewelry making. It is this playful wit that finds him to be one of the most highly collected working jewelers, and his oeuvre (almost entirely) of rings are found in the collections and on the hands of fine art connoisseurs and jewelry collectors alike.
18k gold, cubic zirconia
3 x 2.3 x 3.7 cm, ring easily made to fit