The quickstart project in ME298: Silversmithing and Design, this ring represents an exploration into texture and unconventionalism. Starkly contrasting most rings, this one is highly geometric, but with an odd number of sides--seven. The lunar pitting leave a raw finish that is highlighted by the polished surface, leaving a design that resembles sunlight through tropical waters.
Originally carved from a wax cylinder, filing of the circumference resulted in seven faces. Rotary tools with ball burrs allowed for randomized pitting, which was originally planned as a hamemrtone pattern. Bead blasting cleaned the ring after vacuum casting, and the ring was meticulously polished by hand using jewelers' sandpaper.