Sometimes, there's no rocket science behind a design. For the girl who just wants a ring that "blings!" Triple row pave diamonds set in 18k gold.
I recently had a client come in with a Tahitian Pearl that she bought, while on vacation. She knew that she wanted it made into a ring with a very fine band and bezel. The rest was up to me. Here is the result...
Laura came in a while ago with a ring that had been given to her from her grandmother. It was an engagement ring from early-mid century that had a diamond in the centre flanked with four smaller side stones. Soldered to it was the matching wedding band. Though the ring had great sentimental value to Laura it just wasn't her style. She requested that we make something new that she could wear everyday.
When I receive rings like this, antiques, heirlooms, pieces with so much history and love, there is always a part of me that really doesn't want to deconstruct the ring. Luckily, we were able to remove the stones without causing too much damage to the original ring and potentially it can be reset in the future.
We hoped to keep some of the original charm of the ring. Opting to go for two tone gold, with delicate scroll motif on the shoulders, we hoped to keep a bit of that vintage feel to the ring. I think the outcome is quite sweet. I know Laura will love it for decades to come.
Originally posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Orchids for Mum
I have to start off by saying my mother is super cute and awesome! She has always been extremely supportive in my career and my new business venture. Recently, she pulled out a ring of hers, one I've seen her wear on and off over the years, and asked if I could remodel it for her. Of course, I was really pleased to be asked, because I knew that my mother had not real desire to have a new ring or to change things up, she just wanted to be able to wear a piece of jewellery that her daughter made and proudly show it off. I am slightly ashamed to admit, that at that point in time, I had yet to make any jewellery for my mum at all.
Being that this was to be the first jewellery piece I was making for my Mom, I had to make it extra special. However, 4 stones all of equal sizes can be a little difficult to get creative with, it was pretty obvious that they would look best all in a row and my Mom's instructions, "No, I don't want to add extra stones. Design it however you like. Make sure I can wear it everyday" left me with very little in aesthetic direction. Luckily, I saw this....
Now this picture really doesn't do this plant justice! This orchid is like the healthiest orchid I have ever seen in my life! It flowers all the time and doesn't seem to need any attention. It just lives in my mothers kitchen, on the windowsill. My parents both have green thumbs (something that I was not fortunate enough to inherit), and grow all kinds of plants in and around our family home. My mom in particular loves orchids and grows all different types, from mini ones, small as a finger tip to these stunning, fist sized, blooms, which of course became the source of my inspiration.
This blog is to help me showcase the jewellery I have made and the stories of the people who have inspired them. Thank You for reading!
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