Sour Rings from Sri Lanka
A beautiful blue-eyed, blond designer from Berlin meets a handsome, dark eyed artist from Sri Lanka and together, they make magic.
Susanne carefully selects rough cut stones from the gem markets whenever they travel to visit family in Sri Lanka.
The gravels of Sri Lanka’s gem bearing land hold the greatest concentration of gems on Earth. Out of the 65,525 square kilometres that makes up Sri Lanka’s land area, 90% is estimated as potential gem bearing land. Among the five major gem producing areas in Sri Lanka, Ratnapura or the “City of Gems” is the most prolific gem producing area. To this date, no place on earth has surpassed Sri Lanka’s seemingly endless supply of large, high quality precious gemstones.
The gem trading center for Sri Lanka is in the town of Ratnapura (Singhalese for "gem town"), about 100 kilometers southeast of the capital, Colombo.
Susanne brings the stones to Vietnam and applies all her German design principles and standards to work with artisans in Saigon to craft these beautiful rings. Using combine high grade sterling silver she makes jewellery that is built to last. Every ring is unique.
Bridget March of March Gallery has been wearing one of Susanne's rings every day for three years now and it still looks sparklingly fresh and stylish.