I was thrilled when Amy approached me to remodel her late grandmother’s ring. She had sent me pictures to start the creative juices flowing, but when I finally saw it, the stunning deep blue Australian sapphire, beautifully cut with amazing flashes of blue within it’s midnight black, just took my breath away.
The ring held special memories and much sentimental meaning. Sitting in the drawer for a good time, Amy’s birthday is definitely opportune for bringing new life to this stunning heirloom.
Amy’s style was distinct and I would call elegant chic. To compliment her bold and refined engagement and wedding jewels featuring Princess cuts and flat bands, we discussed a classic halo ring with the modern wide band for the ring’s new look.
It was great fun talking rings over coffee, where the first quick sketch was born:
Over the next few weeks, I documented the creation process working out the raw material required in platinum for the ring quote, unsetting the gemstones for final measure and weigh in on the scales (something we can only estimate in the beginning until the ring is taken apart). Not all diamonds surrounding the main stone was usable. This is common in many estate pieces and to find more matching white diamonds to complete halo in the new ring was the sweet part of the challenge.
The result, a beautiful combination of the new and old in the best collaboration!
Amy’s bespoke Platinum ring featuring a 2.77ct Sapphire and 0.34ct Diamonds
I have never drawn the old ring in any of my many remodels over the past 10 years I have been designing. But I was so inspired by the history it came with and knowing the raw gold material in the ring will be scrapped and gone forever, drawing the new ring next to the old felt a coming of full circle. It was a magical moment completing the sketch memento. I trust Amy will love and appreciate it. Big thanks to Amy’s hubby Ryan for being a part of this birthday surprise 🙂 Kudos to cool grandma (and grand daughter) with a great taste!
Happy Birthday Amy! Enjoy your special day and your amazing jewel! x