Mark designed this Contempo Pearl Ring for the Cultured Pearl Association of America's Pearl Design Competition. As you can see from the differences between the original sketch and the final piece, it is amazing how much can change from conception. Taking a piece from pencil on paper to a three dimensional object can be challenging, and from the design process through wax, casting, setting stones, and polish, much can change.
The Contempo Pearl Ring won the Orient Award for the 2013 Pearl Design Competition. What do you think of this ultra modern design?