2022 - Recycled 22ct yellow gold, Recycled Platinum, 18ct recycled white gold with color D/E natural diamonds
3.5cm length portrait
Edition of 3 + 2 AP
Unique within the series
Hypatia was force of nature. A Greek Philosopher and Mathematician. A woman who was written about by Plato in a patriarchal society.
In previous work, I have explored the hidden histories of forgotten female heroes, creating miniature-monuments in their honor. This ring is to celebrate and honor Hypatia – but also to protest against violence to woman. The historical recurrence of violence to women, for simply being a woman, is barbaric. Her portrait is carved and cast into 22ct yellow gold, welded into a platinum shank with Joy’s signature ‘Hewn’ texture which originates from her lineage which dates back to 12th century stone masons. 22ct gold is synonymous with ancient Greek Jewellery. The platinum and diamond tears are strong, noble materials that resonate with the subject.