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This striking ring features an armored bulldog carved in sterling silver, accented by contrasting finishes and oxidation. It’s part of the Capitan Collection from Galatea that we carry in our Bellevue, WA showroom, and Joseph Jewelry has a long-standing relationship with this designer.
Carved Bulldog Design
The top of this ring is dominated by a carved bulldog head, complete with armor and spikes. The entire piece is made from sterling silver that was carved to produce the likeness of the dog, aggressively snarling with its mouth open. It’s a dramatic and realistic presentation, and the top of the ring is in the shape of the dog’s head with the band tapering down each side.
In relief on the top of the dog’s head, as well as running down the shank shoulders, are metal studs and armor plating. These details stand out partly due to their placement, and this contributes to the realistic-looking style of the piece as well. Fashion Rings
The raised portions of armor and other detailing are polished to a high shine, and their bright silvery sheen stands out clearly against the backdrop of the sandblasted, oxidized surface below. This use of contrasting finishes adds great depth to the piece, allowing for a level of detail and delineation that could not exist without it.
The sandblasted finish also provides a fine-grain matte surface that produces a look like the fur of a dog, and the polish on the armor helps make clear what these details represent as well. The armor is embellished through the addition of engraved circles to show the bolts that fasten them in place, and the dog’s teeth are polished silver to help them stand out. The pattern of the armor as it wraps around the band integrates both curves and angles, adding to the realistic feel of the design and the both organic and sharper elements of the piece.
Includes: Contemporary, Contrasting Finish, Polished, Sandblasted,
Details listed for size 10.00:
Sterling Silver Ring