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  • Place of origin:

    Scotland (Aberdeen, made)

  • Date:

    2015 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lamb, Andrew, born 1978 (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Yellow and white gold

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On display in the Scottish Design Galleries, V&A Dundee

Andrew Lamb studied at Edinburgh College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London, developing distinctive techniques with coloured metals and with wire which are both highly innovative and highly exacting. His designs are particularly inspired by microscopic patterns of the natural world, by illusion and optical effects: pieces such as the lenticular ring are designed to create the impression of shifting shapes, colours and textures when worn on the moving body and when the eye moves over them.

Physical description

Curved gold band, the surface a mass of tiny loops which are yellow gold on one side and white gold on the other. As the ring moves the surface appears to change colour.

Place of Origin

Scotland (Aberdeen, made)


2015 (made)


Lamb, Andrew, born 1978 (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

Yellow and white gold

Marks and inscriptions

ADL and Edinburgh 2015 hallmarks for 18 carat gold on the inside of the band


Height: 8 mm, Diameter: 22 mm

Object history note

The ring was commissioned for the exhibition 'A Sense of Jewellery' at the Goldsmiths' Centre, Clerkenwell, London, 15 September to 19 November 2015, by the exhibition's curators Amanda Game and Dorothy Hogg.

Descriptive line

'Lenticular' ring, yellow and white gold, designed and made by Andrew Lamb, Scotland 2015




Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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