Each style in art or design has its own unique technique. Maybe that's why I like the designs that combine the features of several styles the most.
Sometimes there are transitional stages - one direction evolves into another. But sometimes it is a symbiotic fusion of several artistic styles, put together by the artist in such a way that it is as if they could not exist without each other.
This inspired me to think in a similar way during the creative process. Mr. Ryszard asked me to make a ring for him that would combine elements of both art deco and Tolkien fantasy. The first step in the project was finding a suitable stone. During the design phase, I saw that the ring had elvish look about it, so I immediately thought about using a green stone. After a few offers, the decision was made to make it a 5-carat chrome tourmaline with a modified, oval diamond cut.
Then I prepared a drawing of a ring which combined art deco and the world of fantasy. The ring grows upwards into a butterfly, which holds the stone with its wings. Its shape, however, was deliberately designed to be subtle. On the one hand, it can be treated as a meandering abstract art deco form, and on the other hand, you can see other associations with the world of fauna and flora. The ring is made of green 14k gold.