Once in awhile we have a truly unique project that makes use of all of our creative skills.
A delightful client recently came to me to discuss selling some unused jewelry. After assessing her jewelry and determining the value we began discussions about her upcoming engagement. She used the credit from the jewelry she sold towards a new gorgeous oval diamond. We looked at many diamonds to finally decide on a 3.46 carat oval diamond with a fabulous cut and color.
The final objective of this project was to make a stunning one of a kind wedding ring "dripping with diamonds".
We started the design project, picking out many styles we thought were appropriate. After three meetings we came up with the final design. Early designs were in all platinum and as we progressed my client decided she would like to have some 18k gold mixed into the design.
After the model was completed, the ring was sent off to be cast in 5 different pieces. Three in 18k yellow gold and two parts in platinum. Once we received the castings Marsha cleaned each part and started the assembly.
After the ring was assembled, I started matching top quality diamonds to be set. Each prong and setting had to be cleaned up and the 103 diamonds were set. All prongs were manicured and cleaned before the final polish. Here is the finished product, "dripping with diamonds".