11 Feb 2011

inherited

Recently, I inherited a collection of cocktail rings from a great aunt. I decided to document them using my scanner, because although I lack any context or knowledge of each piece’s history I find them interesting both as individual objects and as a group. In the collective, they tell me Great Aunt Kay was a daring lady, who bought jewelry during her many travels, loved black onyx and turquoise and noticed small details. Sadly, I feel like I know Great Aunt Kay better now, after having documented her collection, than I did when she was alive.