Alex Boyd | A+ #1 Finger Bracelet, I Mean Ring

Artist: Alex Boyd, Colorado
Materials: lapis lazuli, tzavorite garnets, 22k gold, 18k gold, sterling silver, manly tears
Size: 6

Artist Statement: Alright, I’ve got to be real with you. This isn’t actually a ring. Technically, it’s a tiny bracelet for your finger. That being said, I don’t care. I will do whatever it takes to win this thing. Being honest is less important than defeating my nemesis, nemeses, or nemesisis. I don’t know how plurals work, l but I make a mean finger bracelet, I mean ring. In the cut throat world of art jewelry I am the cut-throatiest. There will be blood on the bench pin.

Artist Bio: Alex Boyd is a sack of chemicals and electrical impulses that somehow managed to attain self-awareness. When not consuming replacement chemicals, staring at its phone or ruminating in existential dread it compulsively creates, trying to satisfy some mysterious aesthetic sensibility that ultimately can’t be satisfied. The results are objects that no one needs, some people want and a few people buy. It lives with its wife, two dogs and a cat in Denver, Colorado.

This ring was part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2024, an online exhibition and competition. View the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.