Muqarnas ring form Esferitas Collection.
Given the fact that there are so many jewellery pieces out there, I thought you would enjoy finding out how a piece comes to life in my studio.
I will be showing my creative process when I designed the Muqarna ring belonging to my Esferitas Collection.
Esferitas started as a collection based on progressively augmenting spherical and domed shapes.
The first image is centered in creating these volumes which will be the “base” to build on.
One of my inspirational themes is architecture.
I like the livable spaces humans build in different civilizations taking the knowledge, techniques and materials they have available and expressing their culture, traditions and aesthetic parameters.
When I look for inspiration, I go to Google, to books and out and about. Looking through Islamic architecture, I found the muqarnas and the geometry, the precision and the richness of these rounded ceilings inspired me to explore these shapes.
The muqarnas are a form of architectural geometric subdivision of a cupola, into a large number of miniature cavities, producing a sort of cellular structure, sometimes also called “honeycomb” vaults.
The muqarnas developed around the middle of the 10th century in northeastern Iran and almost simultaneously in central North Africa.
I started by creating a pattern of triangular shapes to project on the dome and creating the cutters to boolean difference from the dome.
Once the 3D model is finished, it goes to production: 3D printing the resin, casting the master, finishing and polishing to make a rubber mold, injecting a wax piece.
It then goes to casting the piece in Sterling Silver or Gold, in the desired karat weight (14kt or 18kt) and colour (white, yellow or rose) and finishing it until it is perfect
This is how my Muqarnas in the Esferitas Collection acquired a name.