Linda Bernasconi | Champagne Ring

Artist: Linda Bernasconi, Illinois
Materials: argentium silver, sterling silver, fused 22k gold 
Size: 8

Artist Statement: Statement rings used to be called Cocktail rings. Introducing the Champagne ring!
Texture is created in the bubbles by fusing Argentium silver dust in layers and then fusing 22k gold. Other bubbles have a smooth, oxidized finish for contrast. This larger ring fits comfortably on the middle finger and has a double ring shank made of Sterling silver.
Each ring has a unique bubble pattern.

Artist Bio: For thirty years, Linda Bernasconi has been making original jewelry designs that focuses on the beauty of mixed metals and creative texture. Her work can be found at select fine craft galleries and at fine art and craft shows across the United States. She is also a metals instructor at Lill Street Art Center in Chicago.

This ring was part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2023, an online exhibition and competition. View the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.