Kirk Lang | Mercury

Sterling silver, optic lens, meteorite, resin – 2001

This ring was inspired by Mercury, traditionally known as the god of commerce or the messenger god. He was, amongst other things, a master thief. Motivated by this unusual characteristic, this ring is designed and constructed to pick up small gemstones and coins. The user wears it much like a typical ring but is able to squeeze the silver pads on each side to bring together the bottom portion to pick up small valuables inconspicuously.