Hand-carved Russian obsidian, British Columbia jade and Tanzanian ruby for the rose, rock crystal base. Yellow gold finishes.
The lost art of gemstone carving and precious metals combine to create a striking work of art. Inspired by the contrast of human mortality, the eternity of gemstones and the ephemeral beauty of a rose, the obsidian skull combines rare skills to create a unique object of beauty.
Luis Alberto Quispe
This talented artist comes from a long family line of rare gem sculptors, an art that originated in pre-Babylonian times. He is particularly gifted at flawlessly shaping rubies - the second hardest gemstone after diamonds into unique objects of art.