Handblown glass, hotsculpted glass
37 x 33 x 31 cm (14½ x 13 x 12 in)
Dearest is based on a Victorian ring; its stones spell the word out with their first letters: Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Topaz. The ring was meant to be be given to one's beloved. This piece is one of the most difficult to make in the "Frame" series because the glass gemstones need to be inserted into the glass heart during the hotsculpting process.