That’s what we call this client and friend. Born on St. Patrick’s Day, it seems she is often in the right place at the right time, winning many raffles and contests–including a beautiful one-carat loose diamond that I raffled off during a holiday promotion years ago. Not knowing exactly how she wanted the stone set, she has kept the diamond safely stored away for years.
She is genuinely one of the most thoughtful people I know, and I was delighted when she finally decided to design a ring for herself using the “prize” diamond. She needed the design to be low in profile and strong in design to fit her occupation as a busy caregiving business owner. Also, she is an avid tennis player and needed the ring not to hinder that mean forehand of hers.
We designed the ring to hold the diamond with a soft, rounded bezel while creating the shank just slightly thinner in width, so the diamond pops in the setting. Keeping with the circular design, we added an arced peek-a-boo view to the side of the shank. Not only did this open the diamond to light, but it also allows for easy cleaning. The side view of this ring is so fantastic! After a reviewing the CAD renderings via email, and a couple of minor adjustments to the final design, we cast the ring in the ultra-strong metal of platinum. Lastly, we added a light brushed finish giving it a soft, feminine feel.
Between a busy mom schedule, tennis matches, and tending to her elderly clients, her schedule made it difficult to come to my salon for the final reveal. So, I came to her! Hand delivering the bezel diamond ring to her at the tennis club. It thrills me to see her wear and enjoy the diamond in a design she helped create.
Jewelry is Personal. So is my Approach.
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