Thursday, December 6, 2012

Project Family Diamonds (Part 1)

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H presented us with a challenge on her piece in Project Family Diamonds. While most clients ask for a centre stone on their bespoke heirloom projects, H wanted to do away with that.

To give both diamonds equal attention, we suggested an open-ended design, with asymmetrical accent details surrounding each diamond. To accommodate this structure, they were set facing outwards at either end of the ring, each set at a different angle.

Hand carved vines coil around the entire ring, the base gilded in a muted shade of yellow gold with the carved details in white rhodium; the vines have an even more structural effect with this highlight.

The next installment of this family project is certainly as elaborate as this one, and we'll be revealing it soon ;)

Project Family Diamonds

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As the festive season approaches, we bring you the first of several installments of a special project: of Family.

C came to us with her mother's treasured ring, consisting of 5 diamonds in a traditional setting. With one ring to divide among C, H and their mother, the family decided that 2 diamonds each would go to the sister as a wedding gift, with the last diamond remaining with their mother.

Not just an heirloom piece reborn, but a meaningful wedding gift that connects all three women of the family in a very tangible way. Over the next few weeksn leading up to Christmas, we'll be sharing their special story of family.