Ring of Eshu

in Jewelry Design held by Eshusan
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
This man’s ring is to be based on the “ring of Barahir” which is described in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion”, as well as much later in the Lord of the Rings. There are commercial designs of the ring of Barahir, but they are inaccurate- over jeweled, or over coarse and inelegant.

The ring is described thus: “An ornate silver ring”; elsewhere - "this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured” and again elsewhere in verse;

"Proud are the words, and all there turned
to see the jewels green that burned
in Beren’s ring. These Gnomes had set
as eyes of serpents twined that met
beneath a golden crown of flowers,
that one upholds and one devours:
the badge that Finrod made of yore
and Felagund his son now bore.”

I would like to use silver or white gold as the main material. Yellow gold for the crown of flowers. Tiny emeralds for the snake’s eyes. My ring size is 10.5.

Anyway, there is the basis of what I am looking for. Oh, and not macho man snakes; snakes that are kind of elegant. Elven snakes if that makes any sense at all.

I've included a rudimentary sketch of my ideas for the relation of the two snakes, as well as a few images of textures like belly scales, and other ideas for the relationship of the snakes. I don't want the ring to be too bulbous or stand too proud, I just lack artistic skill - the ring has to be fairly practical. I'd like the ring to have scale detailing all the way around the band. The crown of flowers can and should be quite flowy and soft - emphasis on the flowers, like a wreath of flowers, rather than the crown.

Keep in mind that this ring is symbolic and a reminder of the dual nature of humanity - at our best, we are noble - but at our worst, we are consuming monsters.
Wants:
Esthetics, understanding of subject material, creativity, detail, functionality, sensuality.
Don't Wants:
No big catches, not standing too proud, not too macho/biker,
Software:
  1. 3D CAD (Latest)

Entries

#1 snakering_scales by Concadd
2016-10-21 03:38:50
#2 Snakering by Concadd
More clear sketch explanation is required. Anyway its a pleasure to work on such rich cultural designs.
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2016-10-21 06:51:04
#3 Ring with Flower by himanshucad428
white gold ring and gold color flower on top
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2016-10-21 08:57:20
#4 RING OF ESHU by Vladimir Nikolic
2016-10-22 12:44:45
#5 Snakering with stone by Concadd
2016-10-22 16:14:11
#6 RIng of Eshu by SMITA N
Iused catia did this in surfacing and part modeling
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2016-10-23 04:58:37
#7 Snake ring by Concadd
2016-10-24 14:34:15
#8 Ring of Ishu by Concadd
Modelled in NX7.5 and rendered in Rhino
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2016-10-24 16:40:15
#9 Ring of Ishu by Concadd
Without the Gem
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2016-10-25 03:30:20
#10 2 ring by barok
cocok & pas
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2016-10-27 02:18:49
#11 Ring of Ishu by Concadd
Download Files
With the wreath
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2016-10-31 16:05:49

Discussion

John Paulo

Designer

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:03:55 +0000
Thank You sir Karan :)
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:26:32 +0000
entry is perfect

thats what's it like it

well done john paolo

Eshusan

Buyer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:38:19 +0000
Here again is the description in it's simplest form from my original post "this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured”

The only gems are to be the serpent's eyes. There is a crown or wreath of flowers (gold) which rests on the head of one snake, and is in the mouth of the other.

I've attached two images of such flower crown/wreaths for reference. I'm starting to like what I am seeing!

Remember that the ring will be made of sterling silver so recessed bits will tarnish and become shading, which will make the higher aspects really pop.

Eshusan

Buyer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:37:46 +0000
Yes you can use solidworks.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:47:49 +0000
can i use solidworks?

Eshusan

Buyer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:59:02 +0000
I've added SnakeRingSketch1 for the basics of the ring shape, it does not include the wreath of flowers yet, I will include more sketches as I get them (working with a sketch artist).

Eshusan

Buyer

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:28:52 +0000
So, stylexdesign, a 10.5 ring has a diameter of 20.2mm and a circumference of 63.5mm around the inside.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:55:22 +0000
What is the diameter of the ring

Eshusan

Buyer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:44:28 +0000
The crown of flowers in yellow gold.

Eshusan

Buyer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:43:57 +0000
The material will be silver or white gold. It is to be an actual ring.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:09:48 +0000
What is the ring material to be? This will help determine surface finish, and appearance. Are we to assume to make it as realistic as a movie prop?

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