Contemporary diamond ring

The Brief:

This ring started with two diamond rings and our customer looking for some ideas of how to remodel them into something new.

The Process:

Our customer first visited Nicholas at his Fullarton Road store in 1978, and she has remained a longstanding client and friend She brought her two diamond rings in to our studio late last year and asked Nicholas for some ideas about what we could with them.

The original diamond rings.

The two rings had wonderful memories for our client. One ring contained six white diamonds chosen years ago from a range of perfectly matched imported stones and the other ring contained a round Argyle champagne diamond and four baguette cut diamonds. Baguettes are one of our client’s favourite cut of diamond.  

After a brief conversation, she decided she wanted Nicholas to do some drawings showing how to combine the diamonds from her two rings into one contemporary ring for her index finger. 

Taking similar design elements from the past two rings, Nicholas designed a ring where the diamonds were set in two adjacent sections and arranged them in a similar way to how they were originally set in her sentimental rings. He placed the diamonds parallel to each other and orientated them following the length of the finger and chose to use both 18 carat yellow and white gold.  

Nicholas’ hand drawn design.

The client absolutely loves the new ring and recently informed us that she can also wear the ring on her other hand on her middle finger. A lovely surprise and doubles the wearability! 

To read about how Matthew made this striking ring, click here.