• Jewels and Watches:  The Dubai auction at Christies

    Sale 7803

    Jewels and Watches: The Dubai sale

    28 October 2009, Dubai

  • Lot 105

    A DIAMOND AND TSAVORITE GARNET SUNFLOWER RING, BY ALEX SOLDIER

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    A DIAMOND AND TSAVORITE GARNET SUNFLOWER RING, BY ALEX SOLDIER
    The pavé-set yellow, brown and black diamond disc florets to the textured gold leaf surround with pavé-set tsavorite garnet leaf hoop, in maker's blue ribboned case, ring size 7 1/3
    Signed A. Soldier


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Alex Soldier was born in the Ural Mountains region, city of Perm. Interested in sculpture and art from an early age, he gained his master's degree in engineering.
    In 1981 Alex Soldier became chief designer of the largest jewelry manufacturing company in the Ural region and started to work independently in 1990 after arriving in the USA.
    Inspired by the abundant natural resources of his home as well as the Russian folk legend of Danila who carved a stunningly beautiful flower from Malachite, Alex Soldier strives to inject life into all of his items of jewellery. In 1998 he won a Platinum Passion Award from Platinum Guild International and in 2002 a Spectrum honor from American Gem Trade Association