Black opal crane ring in two-tone gold with diamonds

Crane ring

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

As flocks of cranes fly together, they make a loud noise known as a clangour, which sounds like a trumpet. It can be heard for a radius of several kilometres. It can be heard for a radius of several kilometres. You can hear it often near the lakes in Poland. In autumn (after the brood is finished), cranes like to rest in fields and meadows in the sunshine. During flight, they stretch their neck and legs just like a stork. They flap their wings slowly, and majestically.

Unfortunately, the crane's breeding grounds were destroyed and are currently on islands in the south of the Baltic Sea, and in southern Europe.

These birds are very skittish and vigilant, but once I managed to approach them from a distance of several meters when I went for a walk at 5am during my holiday in Kashubia. In the gentle warmth of the rising sun, the mist began to rise, so the silhouettes of the birds began to emerge from among the clouds.

This majestic bird inspired me to design a unique ring. The crane has outstretched wings made of blue gold. The ornate neck connects to the centre of the composition. Its beak points towards the black opal which, when exposed to light, shimmers with a million colours. Small diamonds will be embedded in the crown on the bird's head, and a luxurious yellow gold ring completes the piece.

Concept sketch of a bespoke ring with a crane and black Australian opal.