I would like to share some of our latest commissions – they have given us and our clients so much pleasure.
Ruby and diamond ring
The first commission which comes to mind was for a client who asked if she could have her ruby and diamonds incorporated in a ring design that combined her stones in a way that was very individual and featured a geometric grid with a scattered placement of stones, all in white gold.
The shapes and cuts of the gems enhanced the random look, they were all bezel-set and of a low profile making the ring easy to wear. The result was a stunning ring which our client is very happy with.
Another striking and very personal ring was commissioned by a male client who wanted to surprise his partner with an engagement ring and my suggestion was to incorporate a central diamond with the birthstones of his family as shoulder stones.
The months of January (green garnet), February (amethysts), July (ruby) and December (blue zircons) were chosen and placed so the shape and colour intensity balanced, all set in white gold.
The result – the ring fitted (thank goodness) and the client, his partner and their family love it.
Pink sapphire and diamond ring
This striking pink sapphire and diamond triple band ring is such a simple and yet dazzling use of gems on mass. The pink sapphires were sourced overseas by our gem supplier, and they were cut specifically in criss-cut style giving the gems more brilliance. The bordering diamonds add the unmistakable sparkle. Our clients in Queensland were delighted with how it turned out. Sadly, we haven’t seen the piece being worn as the ring was couriered to their home, but we hope the clients will visit us when they next fly to Adelaide. We do know they were both really thrilled and loved the final result.
Sapphire and diamond pendant
As jewellers we don’t often get the opportunity to source and set an extraordinary gemstone, but we had the privilege to supply a very fine cushion cut blue Sri Lankan sapphire to a wonderful interstate client who was celebrating her 80th birthday and her husband commissioned the making of a pendant suitable for every day wear.
The brief was for a bordering framework that enhanced the shape of the main stone, some added diamonds to create the surround and all gems were to be set in white gold. I based the design on a smaller version we created for the client years before and we chose fine claws so as keep the design open and not too heavy with the focus on the sapphire. The result was exactly as my sketch with the added surprise of square set diamonds spaced evenly around the outer edge giving more brilliance from side view.
Added to this a diamond set pendant loop completed the concept and made this piece a spectacular success. Congratulations to Matt for again turning my concept into reality – the piece took many hours to finish and the result is exquisite. The finished piece left us via secure courier bound for Queensland and we were relieved when it was delivered on time to the new owners, and we believe the arrival was celebrated by the uncorking of champagne. How wonderful!
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