This ring is inspired by the Aboriginal Flag. For artist Thomas Coen, it represents the Aboriginal people of Australia and their connection to the land. This ring can be worn by anyone, his vision is for it to spark conversation and show acknowledgement and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
- Al rings are size N.
- Rings can be resized upon request, please leave a note in the comments. Resizes take 3-4 weeks.
- Available in Silver, 9c Gold, Rose Gold
Thomas Coen Bonson's story began long before he found out about his love for jewellery. It started when he was growing up on a small Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory where he was connected with his people through hunting, gathering and painting with his father.
At nine years old, Thomas' curiosity for jewellery sparked when he would visit his grandparents’ house. She would show him her small collection of jewellery, each piece having a story to go with it, like it held a memory, reminding her of a time and place in her life.
Years later, Thomas completed work experience at a jewellery shop. Eventually he working at the jewellery shop after school or in the school holidays as a part-time job before going on to complete a trade apprenticeship in Manufacturing Jewellery at the Adelaide College of Arts. Since completing his qualifications in 2008, Thomas has worked in the jewellery trade across Adelaide, Darwin and Canberra.
In 2020, Thomas decided to take a leap of faith during and set up his own jewellery business out of his studio in Canberra, mixing high-end contemporary jewellery with Aboriginal art. His jewellery is inspired by his culture and draws on his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage. He is a proud Jawoyn and Kala Lagaw Ya man and his vision is to express the beauty of his people, family, community and culture through jewellery.
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