We started the creation of the ring first, keeping in mind J-girl's temperament and likes: a subtle vintage glamour, nothing too ornate. The spinel was huge (we're not complaining) but this also meant that there were limits to how much we could dress it up; otherwise, there was a danger that the engagement ring would end up looking like a cocktail ring.
Thus, the finished product was a rather sedate ring but with our signature detailing: diamond-studded leaves that cusped the luminous spinel with our tree bark shank.
After we completed the ring, we started on the earrings -- to match the engagement ring. We'll be sharing the story soon.