she made a request for a quote on thumbtack.com, an online bulletin board where you can find local professionals for just about any task. this is just the kind of work that i love so was amazed to learn that i was the only jeweler who answered her request for an estimate.
she had a solitaire pearl pendant , a gift from her parents from her teenage years. (remember when we all had those solitaire pearl pendants?) the pearl is an Akoya pearl, Japanese for saltwater, and measures 7 mm round.
she also had a lovely pair of yellow gold French-cut diamond stud earrings that were too small for her to wear. French-cut stones are usually sapphire, ruby or emeralds so it is unusual to find diamonds cut in this fashion. the stone is usually rectangular with a diamond-shaped table which is the flat facet on the top of all stones.
after getting a sense of her style through several lovely conversations, i was able to pull together jewelry pieces around the shop into a ring design that she LOVES!
- Location: Manchester, CT