Kristen Scott | Rise and Shine

Artist: Kristen Scott, Washington
Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, 24 ct gold, citrine
Size: 9.75

Artist Statement: The beginning of a new year naturally brings up ideas of birth and renewal. How do you capture that feeling in a ring? So many ideas, but in the end cutting dynamically into a hollow form box layered with fused gold and scribed lines, peeling back the surface to partially reveal a tube set faceted stone (the sun?) rising yet again, formed this entry. Every year brings new ideas, new things to learn and new challenges--this ring is no exception.

Artist Bio: I am a Seattle born architect-turned-metalworker in my free time. In jewelry design, the memory of a place and the emotion it evokes has become my focus. I'm inspired by what I see in the world, creating pieces that echo the shadow pattern of leaves, fog in the nighttime sky, or the joy found in a beautiful sunrise. My pieces are handcrafted, they have patina made through layers of color and texture just as the world is composed of change over time.

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.