Saxon Knot Collection

In 1988, a finely-wrought copper saxon ring was unearthed in the village of Wedmore, Somerset. The ring’s origins are a mystery: although Wedmore was a site of special significance to King Alfred

In the same village, over a thousand years later, goldsmith and jeweller Erica Sharpe is recreating the ring in gold, silver and platinum. The knot work is unique and made in the same way as the original using two pieces of wire. The gold is alloyed, drawn into the correct profile, knotted and woven into the elegant pattern, and forged to make the finishing twist.