Nico Sales | A Ring Set in A Stone

Artist: Nico Sales, Spain
Materials:  lapis lazuli, silver
Size: 9

Artist Statement: I like to work with irony, to find a bit of poetry in the work I do, to transform what we are used to, and give it a twist. I want to make pieces that allow me to experiment with materials, beyond metal, to get to know it and work with it. And if I don't know how to work with a material, I start a work of deduction, letting myself to be carried away by what the material asks me to do.

Artist Bio: I started in the adult world studying sociology and it was after a year of work in Kyiv that life brought me to live in Mallorca. It was here that I began to study and work in the world of jewelry and where I discovered how the previous points (my studies, my own experiences), apparently unconnected, connected and flourished. Jewelry has taken me further than I ever thought possible and here I am.

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.