Alyssa Farber | Holy Grail

Artist: Alyssa Farber, Washington
Materials: sterling silver, brass and 14k gold
Size: 7

Artist Statement: Every one of us has that one special thing we crave the most. My ultimate desire? Authentic self-expression as an artist. In a twist of fate, what I crafted for the 2024 Battle of the Rings turned out to be a hand-forged, oxidized sterling silver grail, accented with brass, and adorned with 14k gold and brass beads. Crafting this one-of-a-kind statement ring was akin to the quest for the Holy Grail, fraught with multiple false leads before finding its true form. .

Artist Bio: My art is a celebration of self-expression, embracing spontaneity and imperfections to craft unique and unexpected creations. Raised in the structured realms of sports, math, and corporate life, I found my calling in the creative world after earning an MBA at age 30. My journey led through various art forms before a jewelry class at North Seattle College ignited a passion for silversmithing. Over the past decade, I've balanced this pursuit with a career in nonprofit financial leadership and coaching. My mission is craft life on my terms and inspire others to express their true selves with confidence and joy.

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.