DiSpagna Designs Creates One-of-a-Kind Jewelry with Ancient Cold Fusion Techniques!!
Mathew DiSpagna is one of those really rare jewelry designers because he ventures into techniques that are hardly ever seen– like cold fusion. This ancient method of creating jewely was discussed in an earlier post. He’s been featured on this blog before because his one-of-a-kind pieces are so stunning! His work is seen on his site: http://www.dispagnadesigns.com/
Here are two newer pieces that if you like their style, you can contact DiSpagna directly to make up something for you or a special someone for holiday gifting. Mathew talks about two newer designs that he created
This ring was exciting to make, it was my first time working with 14KT White Gold and diamonds, sapphires and rubies. I worked very closely with Nia’s boyfriend, Mike to design the perfect ring for her. I knew Nia was Greek, so white diamonds and blue sapphires were perfect. However, I also wanted to incorporate her boyfriend into the ring. His birthstone is ruby but the red would have ruined the color scheme. Instead of outside, I came up with the idea of placing a ruby inside the band.
This simple, tiny design concept created a new level of intimacy in the ring. Nia knows it’s there because the ruby is always touching her whenever she wears it. This ring was made a few weeks before I left Boston. This ring was made with over 1/2 oz. of 14KT white gold with 5 GIA Certified white diamonds, 2 blue sapphires and a single ruby.
This ring would cost approximately $2,500,depending on the stones used in the design.
A Mother’s Ring.
A Mother’s Ring was designed for my mother for Mother’s Day.
A very intense event occurred during the execution of this ring. I did not know any of my mother’s ring sizes so I just went with it (figuring that I would re-size it). It was amazing to find out on Mother’s Day that I was dead on! The ring fit her perfectly!
This ring is the first I ever did with a cast and set method. . Made of sterling silver, I used peridot, my mother’s birthstone, and three round-cut tanzanites for the stones. Each tanzanite stands for one of her three children (my 2 brothers and me). This ring is not for sale. However if someone would want a ring similar to this design, the cost would be about $400-$700, depending on the choice of stones selected.
The full view of A Mother’s Ring. (Note the reflection of the photographer in the ring face)
You can find more jewelry — in cold fusion and regular design– at Mathew DiSpagna’s website, DiSpagna Designs Ltd.
This is one of those rare jewelry designers who believes in being totally outside that box in creating unique pieces.