Albion Ring with Gold Dome
- Sterling silver
- Faceted 18-karat yellow bonded gold dome, 20 x 20mm
In antiquity, the island of Great Britain was known as Albion. For the ancients, it referred to the white cliffs of Dover that line the coast and served as a marker for returning sailors. For the great Romantic poet William Blake, the name represented the liberation of humanity and the dawn of a new day. And for David Yurman, it inspired a collection of radiant bezel-set designs, capturing both the sense of a journey’s end and the brilliant beginning of something new.
Mixing metals is a David Yurman signature, capturing his aesthetic of relaxed luxury. Nearly every collection sees the beautiful combination of different metals, but the effect varies. In Labyrinth and Crossover designs, smooth gold entwines effortlessly with cabled silver. In Black and Gold, the yellow metal goes edgy with the addition of darkened sterling silver. And in Cable Buckle, the metals retain their singularity, resulting in a striking, sculptural contrast.