June Cream - The Death-Darting Eye of the Cockatrice

Artist: June Cream, New Mexico
Materials: sterling silver, black spinel
Size: 8
Dimensions: 22 x 16 x 23 mm

Artist Statement: The Cockatrice, a mythical monster born of cock and serpent who can turn you to stone with a single glance. A terrifying creature whose putrid breath and toxic venom can kill. But each beast has its weakness. The crow of a rooster or cluck of a chicken can scare it into submission, and a mirror held to its face will surely destroy him. This ring was hand carved in sterling silver and set with a border of black spinel. Wear this cockatrice as a reminder that even our most evil enemies can be defeated.

Artist Bio: June Cream is an artist and Jeweler living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She specializes in hand engraved signet rings and loves to incorporate a sense of play into her work.

This ring is part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2022, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.

Rings from this collection will ship or be available for pick up after the competition concludes on April 29.