Making a ring with two round stones always presents a problem – the stones often end up looking like snake-eyes. But I wanted to set these two garnets together. Their different sizes suggested a figure-8, and I thought that if I turned it 90 deg It would become an infinity sign, and that the sign would override the snake association in perception.
A lemniscus is one of those figure-8 infinity signs. I have looked for lemniscate rings on Google Images, and there are lots of them, but none like this. So perhaps this is that rare thing for a designer – something both simple and original.