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.

20. Did you know…

stackable ring, diamond wedding bands, oro de rey, winnipeg jewellerflush style stackable rings indicate the engaged couple is thoughtful, are careful planners and forward thinking?  These rings fit harmoniously so they form one smooth, streamlined shape when worn together.

Honouring Persons with Disabilities

autism symbol

This beautiful pendant was built in honour of a very special young man with autism, worn with love by his mother.

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2. Did you know…

pear shaped diamond ring. reworked gold ,

that Oro de Rey can take your old piece of jewellery that you don’t wear and make it into something new? 

Redesigning  jewellery is our specialty!  We’ll use your gold and your gems and  fit them into the design you want.

A forever friendship

My friends have heard me say this so many times, but I have to say it again.  I have the best job ever.  The jewellery we make is so often a symbol of deep love and devotion at so many levels.  The story behind this ring is an example of that.

The friendship between two women went back over 30 years.  They shared so many memories and a rich history together.  Over thirty years ago they gifted each other with matching rings.  Years passed and one of the friends lost her ring.  Sadly the other friend passed away and her ring – now somewhat bent and damaged was given to the surviving friend in memory of their friendship.

gold ring, old becomes new, custom design jewelry, winnipeg, oro de rey, Gary King

This is where I was privileged to take part in the story.  We cut the ring in half in order to repair and  preserve the top of the ring.  We  then mounted it on top of a gold family heirloom ring, creating a bond that represented the forever friendship.

The memory of this friendship lasts forever.

Old becomes new – Part 2

Winnipeg jewellery Oro de Rey, Gary King, design jewellery

She laid the 4 rings on her kitchen table for me to see.  The garnet ring with the swirl design were a gift from her parents more than 25 years ago.  The trio were gold and diamond rings that had been tucked in her jewellery box for 25 years.  They are precious but never worn and seldom seen.

We talked through a number of ideas and decided we wanted to use just the content of the 4 rings.  Beautiful stuff!  Gold, diamond & garnet.  Working together with our goldsmith we were able to create this gem of a pendant.  It won’t be sitting unworn in the jewellery box anymore.