Kunzite Darricarrere Ring

David J Lilly


Coombes, England, United Kingdom


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David J Lilly is inspired by the mid-century-modern & Brutalist aesthetics & a self-taught jeweller who began with fold-forming. David works in fine metals & other materials, taking inspiration from architecture and ancient forms.

This ring is a piece of the Darricarrere collection which was inspired by the Dalle de Verre stained glass designed by Roger Darricarrere.

Born & raised in France, Roger became a renowned exponent of Dalle de Verre stained glass. After a while Roger moved to the USA and there became a leading light in Dalle de Verre’s design, with installations from his base in California.

When David knew he wanted to make a collection to honour Roger, he felt he should make it in a way that was as like making Dalle de Verre windows as he possibly could. So, where the facetted glass is cast in concrete or resin in a Dalle de Verre window, David’s creations are carved from wax and then cast in silver to emulate the amazing textured, colourful windows that Roger created.

David J Lilly is colour-blind. David is a self-taught jeweller inspired by the mid-century modern & Brutalist aesthetics. David won the ‘In Search of Takumi’, been featured in Gallerium & Biafarin, Laguna Art Gallery, Shoreham Art Gallery & selected for the ACJ’s 2022 Open Exhibition. David was a semi-finalist on BBC TV’s ‘All That Glitters'.

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