He’s a pretty awesome guy. I know ’cause his wife’s whole body smiles when she talks about him. They’ve moved lots because of his important work but the boys and her are ok with that ’cause he’s a pretty awesome guy.
That’s why she wanted an awesome memento to commemorate the next move – for his squad. There were 2 rings that had been worn by his grandparents. You know, his family who helped shape him into that awesome guy. She had those rings shaped into a ring with his squad’s logo. Pretty sure he loves it. Pretty sure it will continue to be in the family for years to come.
So they were going to spend their 19th anniversary in New York. Elegant dinner – he pulled an Oro de Rey box out of their backpack and presented her with the diamond he thought belonged in her wedding ring.
She loved it. We set it in her original ring upon their return. She loves it. He’s smiling. We’re happy.
We sat in B’s dining room to work on this Re-Creation. She had her mom’s original engagement ring and wedding band and wanted to use them maintaining their original charm. Using the diamonds from B’s engagement ring, we made another perfect matching wedding band.
She wanted some width so we used a wide white gold band setting the three rings into the white gold band.
Mom’s diamonds, her diamonds and some creativity made an exclusive, elegant and meaningful ring that both her daughter and granddaughter will one day cherish.
He’d started thinking about changes he wanted to make to his wedding ring about 25 years ago. Changes that would enhance the ring – just as their years together had enhanced their relationship.
So recently, he sat down with me and with one of his designers (yes, he’s in the business of creativity) and they sketched out his dream.
“Do you mean something like this?,” she’d say as he talked and she sketched.
First, his ring was cut in half and set apart to hold the 3 square cut precious gemstones – Sapphire, Alexandrite – their birthstones and a Diamond – the gemstone of marriage. To accentuate the gemstones, we set them each inside 2 14 kt gold bars.
Five years ago, we created the engagement ring and wedding band for this lovely couple’s wedding. Two children later, he reminds her of his commitment to her with this family ring, resplendent with all of their birthstones; light blue Alexandrite, two lively Emeralds, and one pale blue Zircon.
Every piece of jewellery starts with a love-ly dream. Somebody dreams of expressing some form of love to another – or to themselves and because of that desired expression creation begins.
For some – the dream starts with a colour – the warm glow of Amethyst or Amber, the cool expansive beauty of a Sapphire, or perhaps the green shimmer of an Emerald. For other’s the dream begins with the lavishness of a Diamond or the hue of the Gold.
Details speak to the energy of the symbol being created. That’s my clientele. They all have their fixed budgets – some large Big C budgets, some small student budgets. It doesn’t matter. Each of them has dreamed the design or the actual act of gift giving of their special creation. Ever so precious and vulnerable – the giving of a piece of their hearts.
And that is where I enter into the picture – the privilege of creation. The privilege of knowing the heart of the giver and helping to make that dream a reality. I love my work. Wouldn’t you?