Giardino Tondo Ring

This ring design was created and made in Italy and was the impetus behind the entire box construction series. Rather than a traditionally symmetrical design, I have taken a small a-symmetric portion of a greater piece of ornamentation and utilized traditional engraving techniques to give the leaf motif detail. The hollow top box is pierced out in the leaf pattern exposing the dark black oxidation of the back of the box. This creates a nice contrast of light and dark in the piece.