It’s possible that the title of this post makes no sense whatsoever.
I will try to explain it by saying that this ring reminds me of Indian jewelry, which is generally 22 karat or higher and as a result, is a much richer gold color than the 14k jewelry you generally find in the United States.
So trying to think of a clever name for it, I thought of India, then Mumbai, then Bombay… I never did come up with a name for the ring, but hence the title of this post.
The ring is hand fabricated in 18k gold, with a bezel set ruby and two gold balls on either side of the bezel (which also reminds me of Indian jewelry). It is a very simple little ring, and I’ve been wearing it stacked with my wedding band and a ring Mick bought me for Valentine’s Day. (Okay, if you want to know the truth, I ordered the ring for myself and then told Mick he didn’t have to buy me a Valentine’s Day present).
Whenever I get kind of tired of making jewelry, as I did after the PAWSAPALOOZA event, I go back to making the more expensive stuff that takes longer to make and that I mostly keep for myself because I’d have to charge too much for both the materials and labor. That’s always a problem with making hand-fabricated jewelry, at least for me, although many of the women in my studio have had varying levels of success selling their high end pieces. Also, the harder I work on a piece, the less I want to give it up.
Going back to basics like this helps me rediscover why I love making jewelry so much and it feels more like an art than a production line.