What to do with the jewelry bits and pieces to commemorate the loving parts of a union no longer intact? I have known her for years, am friends with her parents. She has grown up into a wonderful, accomplished woman with children of her own. Her marriage did not endure though they remain friends and parental partners.
The diamonds for this jewelry redesign came from three rings from the ended marriage. (I unfortunately did not photograph them.):
- center diamond – from a traditional solitaire engagement-style ring
- smallest diamonds – from her traditional channel-style wedding band
- two diamonds – from a tanzanite ring that had been a gift commemorating something
I had presented her with some contemporary designs. She decided upon a combination of traditional and current. This new ring is platinum – my favorite metal.
a diamond has only one job – to sparkle!
Because of the shape of the settings, an incredible amount of light can dance through the diamonds in this ring. The larger stones are set in four U-shaped prongs, and the smaller diamonds are French-set into the shank. And that is the only job a diamond has – be sparkly!
a mental slip when it came time to ship…
She had moved during this redesign process, so I had both of her addresses. I wrapped the package, shipped via the post office, insured priority mail. Unfortunately, I inadvertently combined the new and old addresses! Fortunately, Connecticut is a smallish state and she lives in a small town – and so we have a very happy ending with the ring on her finger!
- many round brilliant-cut diamonds in platinum ring
- location: Weston, CT