Portfolio > Rings of Engagement 1995

Romantic ideals of the commitment symbolized by the classic solitaire diamond engagement ring inspired this series 'Rings of Engagement'.

To recall those ideals I incorporate objects; a circular level, compass needle, miniature sand timer, or a golden 'arrow', as metaphors for balance, direction, time, and love. The setting of these objects in gold, in the forms of various cuts of solitaire stones, and the formal references specific to fine jewelry / engagement rings indicates the preciousness of those ideals over the intrinsic worth of the 'missing' diamond.