Artist: Roozbeh Rastegar
Materials: sterling silver, fine silver, enamel
Size: 9.5
Dimensions: 45 X 15 mm

This ring from the “Optical Illusion” collection of Rooz Jewellry was hand fabricated using fold forming and anticlastic rising techniques. It is hollow and hand forged and created as part of Roozbeh Rastegar's final year thesis at George Brown College in Toronto. It has a triangular profile on one end transitioning to a flat side on the other end. On the triangular side, there is an actual 3-dimensional pyramid constructed in sterling silver but on the flat end, there is an enameled flat triangle cleverly imitating the 3-D side. By creating a 3-dimensional quality on a totally flat surface, the ring is designed to trick the viewers' eye, inspiring an "AHA'' moment, when the audience realizes that what they see is not what they thought in the beginning. The design reminds us to not always accept what we sees upon first glance. Enjoy Roozbeh's process shots from creating the 18k version of the “Artemis Ring”!



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About the Artist: Roozbeh Rastegar was born into an artisan family in Tehran, Iran. Unlike his family, he first studied mathematics in high school and then ceramic engineering at university. He has always been fascinated by the creativity exuding from the minds of artists and inventors; the process in which they add something new to this world and give life to something that didn’t exist before. After experimenting with a variety of different art-based fields he established his fashion design business producing leather-based products. After immigrating to Canada, seeking a career change incorporate his hand skills he began the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College, graduating in 2020. While in school, he received two prestigious awards. One from the Canadian Gemological Association as an Emerging Artist Award and the other for achieving the highest GPA from the Canadian Jewellery Association. His line of one a kind jewellery and limited production work is made by hand and sold under the name Rooz Jewellery.