It is a truly special honour when clients return to commission new exciting jewels after their engagement ring. The friendships that have sprung from many serendipitous design consults and inspiring conversations on diamonds and sparkles takes me always by very pleasant surprise.
I will fondly remember the day when Herman (now Astrid’s husband) met me and picked her engagement ring. Men I find, are often so certain of a design once they decide on it, they NEVER change their mind. I like that definite, ‘YES! That’s it! I love it!’ for it feels strongly to me like a sweet parallel, when they meet the woman of their dreams, who will be their wife and mother of their children 🙂
Few years down the track with little sweet Fiona addition to the family, I have designed matching diamond hand carved wedding bands for Astrid, a stunning green Emerald with diamond ring (push present?) and the most impressive to date, a sapphire three-stone jewel.
I am glad we pushed the boundaries and thankful that Astrid allowed me to convince her with rose and white gold two-tone ring that she could barely imagine will work, just looking at my first round of rough free hand sketches.
I love that Astrid has a great eye for detail and amazing vision. Following her parameters to select the sapphires in the depths of hues she loved (Australian blue sapphire of midnight black with strong flashes of blue reflections) and pair of chubby vs skinny pear cut sapphires, we set about creating this one-of-a-kind-dream ring.
With Pinterest and Instagram offering loads of images, not to mention google, on hand, it’s not hard these days to find pretty photos or renders of rings. And even easier to go, yes I love that picture, let’s make a ring EXACTLY like that, or add this detail from ring A and that of ring B and C. To say this was a dream ring, is special. For I could not
find any image of what I had in my head for this ring that
I knew Astrid would love. Thanks to the pencil and
paper, putting together concepts and confidence that
she will enjoy a taller setting than usual, we went for my
The finished ring turned out well over 6.8mm tall but so wearable even for everyday! The bezel underneath extending out every well balanced claw, combined with the solid rose gold, sweeping up towards the pear cut tips truly won us over 🙂 A ring completely designed and imagined over emails and whatspp chats! Just like the Emerald & diamond ring we did 2 years ago too!
Thank you Astrid for your trust and confidence. Congrats and Happy belated Birthday Astrid! What an awesome present to reward yourself for all the amazing accomplishments in your business and family life! 🙂
Enjoy this stunning ring fit for a queen. Let’ make magic again next year for your birthday!