Symbols of Modern Love

The ultimate goal of the ring is unity. Originality, social responsibility and personalization are an indispensable part of our contemporary lives, but not of our rings. Today, these progressive elements exist segregated by corrupt legacy brands from which they can only be salvaged by the resolute collaboration of artisans and technologists. Designers, craftspeople and engineers must devise new ways of representing the ring, as an experience and in terms of its parts. Their work will then re-ignite the spirit of wholeness a ring signifies, which was lost in the antiquated retail establishments and presumptive adverts of our predecessors.

So lets create a new way of experiencing and forging the ring, free of the artifice and crimes that raise a barrier of irrelevance between our heads and our hearts. Lets strive for a ring that will unite art, craftsmanship, technology and ethics, and which will one day rise on millions of hands as a true symbol of modern love.

– Inspired by Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus Manifesto (April 1919). Adapted by Derrick Cruz (December 2017).