Opal and Paraiba Tourmaline Shield Ring by Meredith Young

$12,279 $13,500

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Specs: Encircling a 12.19 carat Ethiopian opal are 0.65 carats of Brazilian Paraiba tourmaline and 0.93 carats of lavender sapphires. This stunning openis held in place by Paraiba encrusted prongs set in 18k yellow gold. 

Please indicate your ring size in the "notes" section during checkout. 

Story: Meredith was wild about working with a torch and metal from the age of 16. Her grandparents’ home in Green Valley, Arizona spurred an early interest in minerals and the lapidary arts. Making jewelry and small metal sculptures offered moments of intimacy and an emotionally charged physicality with an artistic medium. An artist’s ability to facilitate an immediate connection with the viewer’s body, to confound the spatial expectations of the viewer, and to transgress boundaries were of particular interest to Meredith. 

For nearly a decade, she worked in a corporate business development career and designed and created jewelry at night in her studio until 2016 when she took her passion full time, launching her first collections of fine jewelry and one-of-a-kind works of art.