Medieval Lace Amethyst Ring in sterling silver, 14k yellow gold and African amethyst. The ring measures 2.5 L x 2.5 W x 37 H cm and was created in 2020. Size 7
The Medieval Lace series draws from the rich metalworking history of the period. Maille (chainmail) is one of the earliest forms of armour used as protection in battle. Although maille predates the Medieval Period and is found over a vast geographical area, it generally conjures up images associated with masculinity: knight and kings fighting in gruesome battles. Here, I have taken the concept of maille as protection and created feminine lacy jewellery. These pieces are intended to simultaneously empower and protect the wearer.