Ringo Starr's Chess Set
In 1973 Asprey, with designer Robin Crookshank, created a bespoke chess set for The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr. Every piece was modelled on Ringo's hands.
Historically, Asprey has been known for jewellery collections featuring naturalistic forms. The Woodland Collection is a contemporary reflection of this, being (as the name suggests) inspired by the English woodland. The oak tree in particular is a recurring motif, both in the form of oak leaves and the use of textures redolent of oak bark.
The collection is produced using a range of highly skilled techniques: micro-pavé features prominently, as does enamelling. The latter is exceptionally challenging to execute on curved surfaces.