Emma Hoekstra - Amethyst Architectural Sophistication Ring

Artist: Emma Hoekstra
Materials: sterling silver, amethyst
Size: 8.25
Dimensions: 9mm band width, 35mm height from the bottom of the shank to the top of the ring

Artist Statement:
Architecture meets sophistication with this contemporary one of a kind statement ring showcasing an amethyst encased by my signature dagger elements. Utilizing traditional metalsmithing skills, I hand fabricate one of a kind pieces of wearable art inspired by a difficult time in my life. My collection has evolved with me, from mourning jewelry to bold, imaginative pieces that evoke resilience and strength. My designs are created with the desire to encourage the wearer to feel confident, edgy and unique, and to search for the beauty within the ashes no matter what their narrative is.

Artist Bio:
Hello, I'm Emma and I utilize traditional goldsmithing skills to hand fabricate imaginative, one of a kind pieces of wearable art. I primarily work with sterling silver, gold and hand selected eye-catching stones. Every single piece is made to stand out and meant to encourage, uplift and build confidence.

Jewelry making has been a formational journey for me that started in a dark time in my life and continues to evolve. After losing my boyfriend in a car accident, jewelry making turned into my own form of therapy. It allowed me to work through my grief and continue to create as I navigated life without him.

My loss fiercely grounds my work. We all have stories… we all have the hard stuff. You can hide it or choose to share it with others. That is one of the reasons I do this-to connect with people, share my story and hope that my path to jewelry making can be an example of what happens when you open yourself up to being led in spite of your grief.

This ring is part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2021, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.