He’s a pretty awesome guy.

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 hisContinue reading “He’s a pretty awesome guy.”

Happy Anniversary

            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 ringContinue reading “Happy Anniversary”

A Re-Creation

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 settingContinue reading “A Re-Creation”

A Stunning Design

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 sketchedContinue reading “A Stunning Design”

Family Ring

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.

From Bud to Bloom

I love how this ring came to bloom. Her grandmother bequeathed a ring to her set with 5 diamonds.  Those diamonds became the sentinel stones to her children’s birthstones –  the peridot is for her son, the emerald is for her daughter. Just like the orchids started with buds, so the wax mould was the budding of thisContinue reading “From Bud to Bloom”

The Privilege of Creation

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,Continue reading “The Privilege of Creation”

Subject: She said Yes!

He sent this from Las Vegas today.  I’m so happy to share it.  Here’s his words straight from his email. __________________________________________ Subject: She said yes! Hi Gary. She loves the ring….Thank you again for everything.   It fits perfect and looks beautiful on her finger! The flash really brought out the green in the opal…..takeContinue reading “Subject: She said Yes!”