When someone comes in for a jewelry redesign, I love finding solutions that use as much of an item as possible.
Q: What should we do with very large diamond stud earrings and earlobes too small to comfortably wear them?
A: Make solitaire necklaces from each earring – one for mother, one for daughter.
She came in with a pair of diamond stud earrings. The stones were already very pretty in the four-prong basket style settings so kept them there surrounded in yellow gold. I actually like to mix metal colors, and in a necklace the color of the metal is not very apparent since the diamonds take center stage.
After we removed the earring posts, I added some teeny links that I found. Next attached each to just the right chain based on their personal style. For her daughter, who prefers white gold, a rolled C-link chain with a shortener link was used. Mom, on the other hand, loves yellow gold; the rolled wheat link chain suited her perfectly.
Even if the stones were not perfect diamonds, they were perfectly-suited for their new beautiful solitaire diamond necklaces.
- diamond stud earrings converted to two diamond pendent necklaces; one chain in white gold the other in yellow gold.
- Location: Avon, CT