These incredibly versatile machines could function as a clock, a compass, an astrological guide, and have been traced back to the 6th Century. 
Featuring 12 Canada Mark diamonds in varying sizes, this signet ring is scattered with stars. The markings on the ring hint at the making process- a journey- the centre point is still visible, giving the face of the signet a role of a map or a chart. The diamonds spill out over the guidelines and around the finger, mirroring the spherical movement of an astrolabes layers. Read more

Behind the piece

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A History of Hand Motifs in Jewellery 

 
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Photo Credit: Morgan Roberts, www.shotbymr.com