Tomas Miskovic - Galaxy Satellite
Artist: Tomas Miskovic, Austria
Materials: silver 925/1000, black river pearl
Dimensions: 1.85in, 1.65in, shank width 0.59in
Artist Statement: The Galaxy Collection depicts the night sky. The Galaxy Satellite ring features a black river pearl, surrounded by silver triangles, stylized into irregular stars. Although the ring may appear to be non-wearable, the triangles were carefully arranged to complement the shape of the hand - this ring was designed to be worn on the right hand.
Artist Bio: I have been a jeweler for over 20 years. After a start in fine jewelry, I quickly found my passion for art jewelry, winning several awards for my designs and techniques. With the label "unexpected jewelry", I attempt to break the rules of "ordinary" jewelry and of the expected. Each piece is an experiment in pushing the boundaries of the craft and attempting to re-invent what jewelry can be. At the same time, I want to stay true to my roots in traditional goldsmithing, using established materials - gold, sterling silver, precious stones – and techniques. I am attracted to a contemporary aesthetic, inspired by modern architecture, geometric shapes, and stylized versions of nature.
Rings from this collection will ship or be available for pick up after the competition concludes on April 29.