Hand made sterling silver castellated bezel on a hand carved and cast silver band.
Kintsugi is a Japanese tradition of repairing damaged pottery. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
Using natural stones, there is always an inherent risk of finding weak spots hidden within. When setting this incredible stone, it cracked.
Instead of throwing it out and starting over, I chose to repair it with 23k gold, highlighting the natural fractures found within the stone.