Eight wonders of the world on a ring
An artist from Rajasthan has engraved the eight wonders of the world on a 0.9 cm wide silver ring weighing 3.8 gm.
Roop Kishore Soni, the artist from Jaisalmer, hopes to win national recognition for his creativity. Soni has earlier won several awards in handicrafts competitions at both state and district levels.
The craftsman says he inherited his artistic skills from his father: "My father taught me the skill as he wants to keep alive the art form by passing it on to the next generation."
The small silver ring has engravings of all the eight wonders: Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House, Statue of Liberty, Great Wall of China, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Egyptian Pyramids.
Earlier, on an 8.6 gm ring, he had engraved the Indian camel safari during sunset, various Indian monuments, gods and goddesses and temples.
He has gifted an exclusive locket to President APJ Abdul Kalam.