The objects I have chosen is a pair of rings by the German maker Bettina Dittleman one of which was a present to my wife. In that sense they will become part of a future family history but as part of a body of work by one a contemporary maker
they have a wider cultural significance.
Although contemporary these objects are resonant of work from the past. Viewed without explaination or a sense of scale (they are a few centimetres high) they are like brightly coloured crowns from some forgotten civilization with thin spikes holding precious jewels in delicate garnets.
They already have a short history as exhibited (the Saatchi Gallery, London) and family objects.