The TIA Colony ring is delicate and sparkly, asymmetrically set with two diamonds to the side. Named for Tiama, the ocean goddess revered by Sumerians and Babylonians, she gave birth to sea serpents and mer-people and, in fact, it is believed that from her body sprang the entire physical world.
Cat McCadden's art practice draws inspiration from the natural environment, the sea, and coastal culture. In her work, she mixes traditional metal smith fabrication techniques, the lost wax casting process and an edgy eye for design with other traditional gemstone and jewelry references. The result is a hybrid contemporary style with textural motifs and lively depictions of oceanic forms.