The Illissus Ring
The Illissus Ring
The Illissus Ring
The Illissus Ring

The Illissus Ring

$289.00
This spiral ring was inspired by the Ionic order you can see on the columns of some temples in Greece, such as the Illissus temple. The Temple of Ilissus was a small temple built near the river Ilissus in Athens. 

It was a particular favourite of the great neoclassical architect, Sir John Soane, who said: -

“The little Temple of the Ilissus at Athens […] is a beautiful example. Nothing can surpass the extreme simplicity and elegance of this composition. The beautifully proportioned columns, the angular capitals, and simple entablature are most happy effects of the refinement and elegant taste of the enlightened people to whom this work owes its origin.”

The Ionic order is one of the three canonic orders of classical architecture. The Ionic capital is characterised by the use of volutes - a spiral, scroll-like ornament. It is said that the woman's body inspired the Ionic order, with the capitals' volutes like the woman's hair to the flutes on the column shaft, which reminds of the folds of a woman's dress. 

Tiny diamonds were set to give to the ring a more sophisticated and precious tone.  It is a timeless piece that will remind you of the wonders of Greek Antiquity.
Silver 925
Gold 18k
16 white Diamonds if in 18k Gold
16 blue Sapphires if in Silver
Band: 1.90 - 2.60 mm
 
This is a sample photo. Your ring would be custom built just for you and will have unique variations from this photo. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

*If you would like different stones to be set, please send me an email and we will find the perfect stones for you!
 
*If you don't know your ring size, click here to find out.