An exciting pink diamond commission
Happy New Year everyone and I wish you good health, happiness and prosperity over the year ahead.
I want to share a beautiful story with you, with the blessing of our gracious clients.
Over four years ago, I sold a round brilliant cut pink Argyle diamond to a client, and he commissioned a striking solitaire ring for his partner as a surprise to celebrate a special event in her life. She was very thrilled with the ring, and she has worn it almost every day since then.
I caught up on their latest news just before Christmas, and she mentioned in conversation that it would be lovely to have a pair of pink diamond earrings. It was a ‘throw away’ comment, but I decided to do some research into the availability of matching round pink diamonds. I knew it would be difficult to get a matching pair because of their rarity.
Knowing that my diamond merchant in Sydney had recently tendered for a group of Argyle pinks and had been successful, I asked him for his assistance. Surprisingly he was able to offer a couple of pairs, two deeper in colour and two a bit paler. I was finding the design for earrings a challenge, because I wanted to accentuate their colour and size without adding a halo of white diamonds around the edge. I also knew this sort of traditional design would not suit my client as she loves contemporary pieces.
I also remembered that at one stage there had been a suggestion of adding a white diamond either side of the original pink diamond to draw more attention to the stone, so this gave me an idea.
When the diamonds arrived, it was our lucky day and I knew we had hit the jackpot. The deeper colour stones were a good matched pair and even more surprisingly, perfectly matched the clients original solitaire diamond. The clients decided to purchase the new diamonds and instead of earrings agreed to commission the making of the three stone ring featuring a ‘tension set’ look.
Matthew did this by placing the three diamonds into an elegant white gold ‘split’ design ring allowing the diamonds to appear to float between the two bands. The ring looks breathtaking:
It can be rare that everything just falls into place as it did with this ring and call it serendipity or fortune, there is an overwhelming joy in achieving such a special piece for such special clients. I want to thank them both for trusting me, and allowing me to be a part of their amazing journeys.
To all my customers and friends, enjoy 2019 and I’ll be back next month with more news from PIKE.
Lots of love
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