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.
Cosmic Sputnik Eclipse drop earrings with hand-carved onyx. Matt textured 18ct white gold and onyx globe shaped earrings with bullet shaped cabochons, suspended from a bar with bezel set onyx studs featuring post and scroll backs.
Asprey’s Cosmic collection had its genesis in the motif of the rocket, which has appeared in Asprey’s home collections for decades: a contemporary take on the retro silhouette.
With a nod towards the atomic age of the 1950s and 60s, Cosmic combines very traditional techniques such as star setting with bold, iconic flourishes. Motifs are taken not just from the celestial bodies of stars and planets, but also from humanity’s exploration of the cosmos.