We got the happy news from T today that he "bagged the girl". The girl in question, A, was completely in the dark for this project and much kudos to T for pulling Project Stealth Bird so successfully! T never met us, working with us entirely through e-mail, gchat (with the recorded device disabled) and skype. To get A's ring size, we mailed him one of our portable ring sizers and he measured her ring size in her sleep.
Like so many of our clients, T decided against a traditional diamond solitaire set in a classic pronged setting. Instead, he requested we followed the themes of femininity, daintiness with a whimsy of vintage and this is what we got done.
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The unheated sapphire was a pale rose blush with undertones of grey and green, a very subtle gemstone with a lot of hidden depth. It takes on various hues in different lighting.
The setting we chose was our label's signature organic aesthetic of twines and twigs and leaves, finished with a little three-dimensional diamond-studded peony perched on the side.
Lastly, T brought out the big guns and sent us a personally rendered bird that we engraved on the inside of the shank. You're awesome T -- and our big congratulations to you and A. :)