The design of "Where Dreams Lie" is a testament to the boundless creativity of Yuk King Hui. The ring, a combination of two distinct pieces, is inspired by the diverse and magical world of deep-sea creatures. Just as no two sea creatures are identical, the ring's design is unique, with each piece offering a different wearing experience. The versatility of the ring allows it to be worn in three distinct ways, offering the wearer the freedom to express their individuality.
What sets this design apart is its use of over 900 color sapphires in 100 different shades, totaling more than 20 carats. These vibrant gems are interspersed with Alexandrites, popularly known as 'Emeralds by day, rubies by night,' due to their color-changing phenomenon. This unique feature adds an element of surprise and delight, enhancing the ring's overall appeal.
The ring's realization involved over 500 hours of meticulous engineering and craftsmanship. Set entirely in 18k yellow gold, the ring features a constellation of gems, including Tanzanite, Tsavorite, and white and champagne diamonds. The ring employs four different types of settings - Bezel Setting, Semi-Bezel setting, Gypsy setting, and Micro pave setting - showcasing the designer's attention to detail and technical prowess.
Despite the challenges of translating the abstract concept of dreams into a tangible design and balancing the structure's support with maximizing the number of color stones, Yuk King Hui successfully created a masterpiece. The ring's design, with its freeform outline and scattered color stones, beautifully represents the different stages of sleep and the vibrant world of dreams.
Yuk King Hui's "Where Dreams Lie" is a shining example of innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship. It is a testament to the designer's ability to draw inspiration from the world around us and translate it into a piece of fine jewelry that is not only visually stunning but also deeply meaningful. This design, which has been recognized with the prestigious Silver A' Design Award, is sure to inspire and captivate all who encounter it.
Project Designers: Yuk King Hui
Image Credits: All images: Yuk King Hui Video Credits: Effect Technical Director. FXTD/ Nigel Hui. Director and Videos/ Yuk King Hui
Project Team Members: Yuk King Hui
Project Name: Where Dreams Lie
Project Client: Yuk King Hui