From Bud to Bloom

Family heirloom peridot and emerald with diamonds set in gold family ring

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 this beauty.  One step in the custom design for a happy customer.  And unlike the orchids, this bloom won’t fade.

The Privilege of Creation

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Emerald, gifts, creative, oro de rey, gold of the king, custom designEvery 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.

Princess diamond, oro de rey, custom design jewellery, Gary KingDetails 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?