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.
I really love taking pictures of my work. I spend time looking around my world – sometimes inside, sometimes outside and try to find something magical that will bring the beauty of our jewellery and our environment together.
Every season offers a special view. I think using the seasons as my backdrop offers part of the story too. It tells the story about the time of year when the jewellery gift was bestowed.
Taking pictures of my work and sharing those pictures with you is also my way of honouring the true craftspeople I work with. Gemologists and goldsmiths who take pride in the designing and creation of these precious, sometimes delicate, always spectacular works of art.
Forty-five years ago they walked down the aisle together and for forty-five years now, they have shared their life’s joys and sorrows.
Like the petal of a flower, faith, hope and love are delicate, but like the strength and permanence of gold and the beauty of sapphires, the celebration of forty-five years together is a beautiful and strong bond.