A 15-point cognac diamond, 18-carat yellow gold, a bloodwood disc, and rings of ebony and sterling silver.
Shweshwe is to fabric what the Milky Way is to the firmament.
With a history dating back to Arab and Phoenician trade, bolts of intricately patterned indigo cloth were given to King Moshweshwe of Lesotho by early European missionaries – and the name shweshwe stuck. In those early days, the designs, often incorporating concentric circles, were made using picotage, a fabric printing method very similar to my own Milky Way technique.
This Shweshwe Ring features a 15-point cognac diamond set in 18-carat yellow gold, set within a bloodwood disc, set within outer rings of ebony and sterling silver.