Double Ring illustrates Harold O’Connor’s ability to create settings that, in his own words, make the stones “seem to float, while preserving a solid, almost spiritual unity of composition.” The brighter stones and high-karat gold are typical of his later work, which exhibits a “less hard-edged quality” than his earlier angular designs.
“I love the stone . . . as an accent. If the stone is everything in a piece, the metalwork usually suffers.” The artist, quoted in Lapidary Journal, November 1996